New Music Blog: Polary

Posted: Monday 1 April 2019

There aren’t many things better than discovering a new artist whose music you instantly connect with. Whether they’re touring the nation making their name or supporting big acts globally, we’re here to put a spotlight on the musically-gifted people with a bright future ahead of them. This week, we’re introducing you to fresh new pop-rock trio, Polary.


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When you first think of Cheltenham, you probably think of horse racing, it’s picturesque buildings, or perhaps the literature festival. What it’ll soon be known for, though, is the birth place of Polary, the alternative trio who are set out to bend the rules of rock music.

Barely into their twenties and these three lads are already shaping up to be one of the most exciting acts to enter into the pop-rock realm. Bursting onto the scene just over a year ago with their blistering single, ‘Nothing’, they instantly pricked up ears within the industry, landing a coveted slot opening up the New Music stage at 2000 Trees Festival and performances alongside The Faim, Circa Waves and Yonaka, whilst also getting nods from Rock Sound and Upset magazine.

Since then, the band have been working tirelessly to perfect their sound, incorporating 80s influences with heavy guitar lines to create a delicious blend of infectious melodies with darker undertones. Lyrically, their songs are mature beyond their years, tackling sensitive subjects of broken families and accepting a love that’s no longer there. New single, ‘Bad Love’ is an ode to vocalist, Harry Ponting’s father, with him explaining: “’Bad Love’ is about realising my Dad wasn’t a good guy anymore and that even if he said he loved me, it definitely wasn’t something that I wanted or requited.”

Despite the emotionally-heavy inspiration, the song is laced with upbeat tones, floating synth lines and a sharp drum beat that leads you through the track. Take a listen to it below.

To truly launch the single to the world, the band are playing two headline shows, including one at O2 Institute Birmingham. Before they hit the stage, though, we got them down to perform a brilliant acoustic version of the track, which is right here for your viewing and listening pleasure.

The future certainly looks bright for Polary, with more songs on the horizon and an undeniable passion for their craft, you can be sure that whatever comes next will have you turning your volume up full. If your playlists are full of bands such as 5 Seconds Of Summer, The Hunna and Deaf Havana, then Polary are going to slot in quite nicely.


Sound like your kind of vibe? Then come and celebrate the release of their new single at their headline show:

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