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“Ones To Watch” – The Fly

“More energy than coffee, Red Bull, and an entire bag of Sour Patch Kids combined…we’re kind of obsessed” – Nylon

“Brilliant…the vision of summer is strong” – Notion

Friends from school, Rob (vocals/guitar), Mike (bass) and James (drums) formed in their native town of Whitley Bay and after an inspiring trip to Ibiza set to work on their tropical upbeat indie sound; breathing with escapism, intricate rhythms, euphoric dance beats and an undercurrent of energetic indie.

Following Kitsuné's release of their critically acclaimed debut single ‘Sunshine Eyes' Polarsets embarked on their first Nationwide tour, garnering support from the likes of Rob Da Bank, Huw Stephens, Tom Robinson at BBC 6 music, Glastonbury festival founder Michael Eavis and Zane Lowe, who infact declared ‘Sunshine Eyes’ as his “Next Hype Track”. Prior to this the band had earned a fierce following in Newcastle, spending time putting on club-nights and spreading their word, as well as amassing support slots to Ellie Goulding, Two Door Cinema Club, Fenech Soler and Everything Everything.

Their second single ‘Morning’ and b-side ‘Sunset’ were released via Neon Gold and Moda Records in summer 2011. Harnessing euphoria laden synths and carnival styled percussion to create a cacophony of tropical indie dance floor summer beats.

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