Polica © Melanie Smith
Polica © Melanie Smith

Polica © Melanie Smith
02 Ritz, Manchester
October 21st 2016

Poliça, the American electronic synth-pop band from Minneapolis performed  at Manchester’s 02 Ritz in support of their highly acclaimed third album United Crusher, which is based on personal political themes. Poliça is a four piece comprising of singer Channy Leaneagh, bassist Chris Bierden, and dual drummers Drew Christopherson and Ben Ivascu.  As the only photographer at the show Melanie Smith (Louder Than War/ 02 Ritz house photographer) was able to capture an exclusive opportunity.

Polica © Melanie Smith
Polica © Melanie Smith
Polica © Melanie Smith

You can follow Poliça at their website
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Photos by Melanie Smith. More work by Mel on Louder Than War can be found at her author’s archive. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter. Photography portfolio can be found here and Flickr

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Live reviews editor and head of photography: I can't imagine my life without music or photography, both go hand in hand and have played a big part in my life. I have experienced many musical genres, northern soul in 1975, the early punk movement, drifting into the electronic 'new Romantic' era, a trip around the rock scene, a taste of indie and a smattering of pop. I possess an eclectic taste in music and a lust for life; new experiences are what drives this machine. I still have that punk DIY spirit and used this to create my own website Mudkiss Fanzine in 2008 - 2013. I am the official photographer for 'Louder Than Words' music literary festival and a house photographer for Academy Music Group. Available for commissioned work, please contact me mel@mudkissphotography.co.uk


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