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Polar comes bursting from the UK in a fiery ball of breakdowns. This post-hardcore outfit has stacked up quite a resume since their formation in 2009: two EPs, two full-lengths, catching the eye of Oli Sykes/Drop Dead Clothing, plus touring gigs alongside Funeral for a Friend, While She Sleeps, Hundredth, Being as an Ocean, and many more. Get caught up in their high-octane punk/metal blend by checking out the video for their new single “Mountain Throne” below.
For Fans Of: The Ghost Inside, Counterparts, While She Sleeps
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Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.
Adam John Woodford – Vocals
Nick Jones – Drums
Fabian Lomas – Guitar
Jag Jago – Guitar
Chris Stockings - Bass
What’s your hometown (or what are your hometowns)?
The main hometown that three of us are very close to is Guildford, UK. Chris & Jag have joined recently, Chris is from Cambridge and Jag is from Brighton.
How did the band come together? How long has it been?
Our band came together from the demise of two local Guildford bands, we were determined to form a band that was passionate and without constraints. We formed five years ago with the idea to write enough songs to have a set to do at least one tour and the rest is history.
How have you grown since you started?
We have grown as musicians, that’s for sure. We have a greater understanding of the instruments we play and the music we want to write. Our friendships have always been rock solid but like most bands, we have our fair share of highs and lows.
What sets you apart from other bands?
The fact we aren’t afraid to break the formula, as a band we are constantly experimenting with different styles of music inside our own. We write all of our songs from the heart and if we write a part that doesn’t sound like us but feels right, we go with it. I think a lot of bands these days are scared to do that.
What’s the best part about being in your band?
The best part of being in a band is travelling to destinations we never thought we would visit and playing our music to people all over the world. There’s no better feeling than watching a crowd go nuts to your music in a country you have never been to before.
More times than not, influences tend to bleed through. What bands are currently inspiring the music that you’re making?
We listen to a wide range of music as a band but there were some definitive albums that really helped us focus on what we wanted to write. Those albums were: The Ghost Inside’s You Only Get What You Give, Bring Me The Horizon’s Sempiternal, and Counterparts’ The Difference Between Hell And Home. These records really stood out to us, in the respect of being able to keep being heavy but increasing the melody in our songs.
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