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Events / August / The Polyphonic Spree

Exhibitions

29 July - 17 September

People. Places. Things - an exhibition of photographs by Laura Lewis

' People. Places. Things .' is an exhibition of images from the book of the same title by photographer Laura Lewis. The images are shot mostly on 35mm film with a camera that has accompanied Laura everywhere on her travels. Some of the imagery documents socio-political situations - the images taken in her home of London are from pro-choice demonstrations, whilst the Glasgow images were taken ..
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August

 
Forthcoming in-store performances, events and signings at Rough Trade East, Rough Trade West and Rough Trade New York.

East

The Polyphonic Spree

Monday
August 5, 7:00pm

Find Rough Trade East

BUY THE POLYPHONIC SPREE'S NEW ALBUM 'YES IT'S TRUE' FROM THE DAY OF TEH INSTORE AT ROUGH TRADE EAST AND COLLECT YOUR WRISTBAND AT THE SAME TIME, ANY REMAINING WRISTBANDS WILL BE GIVEN OUT 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE STAGE TIME...ONE PER PURCHASE

If pre-ordering via mail order...Upon checkout please indicate in the notes section whether you would like to collect the album on the evening along with a wristband. If you do not do this, shipping will automatically be charged once the order is processed. Wristbands will only be given to people buying physical formats,either CD or LP.


'Yes, It's True'. The Polyphonic Spree return to the UK with a new album and tour dates this summer. The band who captured the imagination of thousands from their first notes at David Bowie's Meltdown in 2002 and went on to take hearts and minds at Glastonbury and on a succession of UK tours have been away from our ears and eyes for some time but have remained a touchstone for all that is innovative, beautiful and downright different in the music scene.

The first album from the band in five years, excluding 2012's 'HolidayDream:Sounds Of The Holidays' compilation of Tim and Julie's favourite Christmas songs, follows Tim's diversion into recording with former Tripping Daisy bandmate and ex Secret Machines man Philip E Karnats as Preteen Zenith alongside a revamp for his Good Records Recordings label.

If, at first sight, The Polyphonic Spree were defined by their robes and the sheer size of their travelling carnival, now, over a decade since the release of that debut album, 'The Beginning Stages Of', with a host of tv appearances, three studio albums and countless festival and touring performances under their belt, The Polyphonic Spree have made the journey from interesting oddballs to globally respected and renowned musicians and composers. Few contemporary acts can point to having such impact on the musical world as The Polyphonic Spree, whether the patronage of Bowie or the ability to tackle a new version of the 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' to glowing reviews in both the UK and the USA.

'Yes, It's True' continues the Spree's musical journey; still focused on the melodies that always set them apart but developed with the use of rhythm programming and additional instrumentation to create an album that flourishes eleven tracks to the listener as though this writing pop songs thing was nothing more than an impulse.