INTERVIEW: Polar States

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hey! We’re good, locked up in a rehearsal room with no window at the moment but excited for the EP to drop.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Gold”

Yeah definitely. Its been an exciting song for us to release because we pushed ourself to write something that was a bit out of our comfort zone. We had a few different versions and when we first played it live on our last tour it was a bit of a shock because it suddenly felt so final! We’re really proud of it though!

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

I knew a girl in Uni who who would get me up in the middle of the night when she was drunk and usually a bit upset over one thing or another. She was a 4AM cuddler and always caught up in a dichotomy between friendship and love and hate and everything in between. So the song started off being inspired by this and then became more about valuing people over money. Most of our songs have a couple of themes.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

We’re actually just putting the finishing touches to it so we’ll release it really soon!

The single comes off your new album Electric – what’s the story behind the title?

Electric was the last song to make it onto the EP. It was a bit of a risk, but whenever we rehearsed it it had this incredible energy. One of my mates came down to rehearsal and said it didn’t sound like ‘us’ and that made me excited to put it on. It’ll be interesting to see what reaction it gets when the fans hear it 🙂

How was the recording and writing process?

A mixture of demoing and rehearsing and head scratching until we felt we had the right vibe for each song. We recorded it all ourseleves, in our rehearsal room. We wanted the first EP to feel homemade, kind of like, this is what we can do on our own. We’re speaking to loads of producers now, so its exciting to see where we will go from here.

What role does Liverpool plays in your music?

Liverpool is one of the best music cities in the UK and we’ve had tons of support, from radio, press and festivals. Its played a massive role and will always be our home.

What aspect of friendship did you get to explore on this particular album?

Recording and finalising songs always puts a bit of pressure on you all. Mainly because we all care so much about making it be the best it can be. I think if you don’t have the odd argument making music, something isn’t right.

Any plans to hit the road?

We’ve actually just done a small tour, so we’re back in the studio for the next month and then heading out for festival season. We’ve 10 confirmed so far and we’ll probably do a small UK tour towards the end of 2017.

What else is happening next in Polar States’ world?

We’re currently writing and going through loads of old demos, picking the stuff we’re excited to work on. So loads of rehearing and demoing and prepping for the next release. Then we’ll be in pre production for recording the next release and getting ready for festivals!


About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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