ALBUM REVIEW: Polarsets – Horizon | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 15.07.16





With an album of breathlessly tropical paradise-pop, Polarsets prove why everyone should be on the edge of their seat for their latest record, Horizon. If you’ve been stuck for the last few weeks for what your summer of 2016 sounds like – this is it.

The opening track, Faster, is an instant idyllic pop hit. Although I feel like I am re-visiting a nostalgic summer with tracks such as Only Tonight taking us back to the days of ‘(Summer Related Name)’ in 2012, Polarsets have regenerated for this record; it feels like they’re more comfortable in their craft and that this album with tracks brings an anthemic atmosphere that they may have lacked prior to this record.

The four-piece have married subtle brass and electronic pop to create the slice of summer, with tracks like the stand-out Santa Fe demonstrating an increasing grasp on their craft and how they feel so comfortable to strip a track back in the midst of the many powerful pop tracks which surround it.

While frontman Rob Howe is currently sunning himself in Oz, the Newcastle quartet appear to be unleashing the album softly, but there’s no doubt that it’s a solid 5/5 listen.


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