Manager: Hook Management
Record Company: SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT ESPAÑA, S.L
Polock burst on the scene in April 2010 with an album that made a slightly unusual impact for a debut by a Spanish band. ‘Getting down from the trees’ was published in the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. In Japan they were subject to a peculiar campaign in the Tower shops, where the shop assistants worked whilst wearing masks based on the album cover; at their concert in Tokyo they sold out all their merchandising and records before even going on stage. In Paris they performed in a packed Olympia. They did two UK tours and toured Europe…
… In their american tour, their performance in South By Southwest was outlined by Billboard, and tickets for their Washington and Los Angeles shows were also sold out. Chris Douridas (ex AR of Dreamworks, the man who discovered Eels and Propellerheads) defined them as “the next big thing”.Blogotheque chose them for their first recording session in Spain. They were even single of the week in iTunes US and in iTunes Mexico with “Fireworks”.
The videoclip for that song was filmed by David Wright, Rory Child and Tom Gallon (the Black Sheep collective) for Flynn (responsible of videos from OK GO, Mystery Jets, The Futureheads, Snow Patrol or The Noisettes). Swedish duo Lo-Fi Fnk made a remix. Polock’s music has been included in TV commercials in Spain and the USA. The album Getting down from the trees received the Premio de la Música Independiente in the category of Best Musical Production. And its follow up, Rising up (2014), couldn’t lower the bar. It took one year and a half for them to complete its recordings, finally comcluded in a big studio near the Mediterranean sea, an element that has impregnated all the content with its light. Dave McNair (Bowie, Dylan, Maroon 5, Beck, etc) has been in charge of the mastering. “We haven’t stopped listening to music and recording since the tour for Getting Down From The Trees was finished”, says Papu, lead singer nd guitarist, who confess that “we have been studying all this time the way to make a great album”. Everything in Rising Up sounds with an incredible maturity and strength. And its first single, “Everlasting”, is the proof that they play in another league, a league of their own. Like an emotional rollercoaster with always a positive bottom. It´s deliberately cool pop, designed to be danced to.