We are pleased to announce the winning remix of No Rockefeller, chosen by the record’s producer Youth, is the Wass n Burls by Miles Highson.
Celebrating Poly’s mix race background, the remix will be released on December 4th as part of a digital only single, in aid of the Somali refugee appeal with all proceeds being donated to UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency to help directly with their Somali campaign.
More than 1.4 million people are internally displaced in Somalia and over 600,000 Somalis live as refugees in neighbouring countries. After Afghanistan and Iraq, Somalia is the third largest refugee-producing country in the world.
Also included in the EP will be Poly’s Black Christmas, a non-album track originally released last November when Poly announced her return, along with a brilliant remix of this song from Kahn, a fast rising new Bristol blood.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of a Remix Competition for the track “No Rockefeller”, a firm fan’s favourite from the ‘Generation Indigo’ album.
The winning remix will be marketed and released digitally on FutureNoise Music with all proceeds from the track going to The U.N. Refugee Agency to help refugees and famine in Somalia. Poly being half Somalian, this was felt to be a fitting cause, and one of which she would have approved.
In addition, the winner will also receive a Special one-off prize bundle including the Deluxe CD, LP, pin badge, choice of T-shirt and a copy of the Limited Edition Red 10” Vinyl of ‘Virtual Boyfriend’ all presented in a Poly tote/shopper bag.
For all the info, to download the ‘No Rockefeller’ stems and enter the competition - please visit thePoly Soundcloud page via the following link: soundcloud.com/polystyrene/sets/poly-styrene-no-rockefeller
Closing Date for entries is Friday 30 September.
Good luck Everyone!
‘Ghoulish’ - Poly’s second single from the critically acclaimed album ‘Generation Indigo’ is out today!
The digital release features Radio Edit, Album Version & pulsating remix from HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR.
Preview the remix below:
Poly Styrene 'Ghoulish' (Hercules & Love Affair Remix) by Poly Styrene
Following computer-age anthem ‘Virtual Boyfriend’, which trailered “Generation Indigo” as first single, we are thrilled to announce that the new single from the album will be the rapturous ‘Ghoulish’; the track Poly chose to be the second single before she sadly passed away.
‘Ghoulish’ represents Poly’s compassionate spirit and lifelong talent for tackling unusual but glaring subject matter. It is one of the outstanding results of the torrential creative relationship which sparked between her and producer Youth, here hot-wiring New York’s 60s girl group sound with sparkling future-sheen and swooping sonic sheets to produce a new strain of spectacular, 21st century pop music.
Speaking before the album’s release, Poly explained how the song had been inspired by Michael Jackson – how she had found Jacko‘s white face and makeup ghoulish, but ‘I could see that he was probably a nice guy…I never met him, but he seemed soft-spoken and gentle. It was all over the media and I thought I would write that song, but it could be about any goth guy.’
Hercules & Love Affair, aka Andy Butler, steps up for remix duties, draping Poly’s vocals over an exquisite Moroder-meets-acid house super-groove, with cliff-hanger drop and voluptuous peaks.
The ‘Ghoulish’ digital release featuring a new Radio Edit and the Hercules & Love Affair remix will be available to download on 7th August (8th in the US).
The brilliant video is a hilarious and moving take on the Michael Jackson angle by director Lauryn Siegal and features US actress Gaby Hoffmann.
Click HERE to watch the video.
Punk icon (X-ray Spex frontwoman) Poly Styrene passes away.
Read the statement here
We can confirm that the beautiful Poly Styrene, who has been a true fighter, won her battle on Monday evening to go to higher places.
The Return of Poly Styrene by Andrew Perry, an interview featured on EMusic.
Read the full interview here
“Generation Indigo is a fantastic return for Poly,...both musically and lyrically on this triumphant album” The Quietus
Read the full review here
Poly Styrene talks to Flux Magazine about Generation Indigo and Gender Equality
Read the full interview here
First US review of the album came out yesterday on SPIN, giving it an 8/10!
“an atom-sharp array of digital dance rock, reggae, and ye olde buzz-saw guitar and sax”
Read the full article here
Generation Indigo chosen as BBC 6 Music Album of the day!
The team at BBC 6 Music has made "Generation Indigo" its Album of the Day! Tracks from the album have been played throughout the day by the likes of Steve Lamacq, Nemone, Shaun Keaveny and Lauren Laverne
Generation Indigo is out today!
Poly has this message for fans "I don't have a lot to give except this precious gift of music and joy. I'm so glad I can share it with you. Love Poly x"
Great press coming in for Generation Indigo from BBC Music, The Independent and The Telegraph
"Poly Styrene shines brighter than ever with Generation Indigo" The Telegraph
"Generation Indigo is a hugely enjoyable electro-pop album" The Independent
"A pop dance album par excellence bristling with positivity, tunes and ideas" BBC Music Review
A very moving and inspiring piece on Poly Styrene in The Guardian today - “Its been a rollercoaster ride, but I wouldn’t change a thing." An interview with Dave Simpson
Read it here at The Guardian
Poly Styrene presents ‘Generation Indigo’ Album Teaser
John Robb talks to Poly Styrene about her new album, plus exclusive behind the scenes footage
With less than a week to go before releasing her critically acclaimed new solo album “Generation Indigo”, Poly Styrene, presents a personal insight into the album. The footage sees the iconic frontwoman from X-ray Spex talking to renowned journalist and rock critic John Robb and also features behind the scenes footage from the album campaign photo shoot.
Poly Styrene’s highly anticipated album ‘Generation Indigo’ is due out on March 28th through Future Noise Music and was produced by Youth (The Verve, Killing Joke, The View, Edwyn Collins). The forward looking ‘Generation Indigo’ is a fantastic return to form for Poly and showcases her humorous musings on pop culture, the internet and fashion whilst also tackling heavier subject matter (war and racism) with her politically aware and intelligent lyrics. With her never-failing ability to connect with her audience regardless of the year and their age, Poly Styrene’s remarkable voice is as vibrant and innocent as ever, remaining a genuine icon and one of the premier influences on the Riot Grrrl and Britpop scenes.
Poly has this message for fans:
Generation Indigo will be released on the 28th of March. I put my heart and soul into it, I hope you find it uplifting amidst all the disasters of 2011 love Poly x
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Poly Styrene’s most in depth interview as yet with The Quietus, discusses her spirituality, fighting against being a sex symbol and why she’s glad she’s not writing the album now.
Read it here at The Quietus
Great reviews coming in for Generation Indigo!
Holly Cara Price talks about Poly and the album on the The Huffington Post
Virtual Boyfriend Single is now available on iTunes - including the Leigh Dickson and CREEP Remixes!
Download it now! Click Here!
In case you missed it on Monday, the video for Virtual Boyfriend is Nemone BBC 6 Music video of the Week! Check it out here!
Nemone at BBC 6 Music has chosen Virtual Boyfriend as video of the week! The videos director, Ben Wheele is on the show today, answering questions about the video. Poly was keen to have someone from the "Indigo Generation" involved, and since Ben is in his early 20's, and studying Animation at the Royal College of Art, it was a perfect match. Listen now, Ben is on around 3pm! Click here to listen in!
Generation Indigo iTunes Pre-Orders Are Up Now!
Amazon CD & LP Pre-Orders are available now!
Exclusive Bundles ONLY available on the official site here!
Limited Edition, CD & Vinyl Album Bundles Now Available to Pre-Order! Exclusive only to Poly Styrene's website: www.poly-styrene.com/shop.html
You will also get a Free Instant Download of The CREEP Remix of Virtual Boyfriend when you pre-order any of the bundles!
Check out the Brooklyn hot production duo CREEP's remix of Poly's single 'Virtual Boyfriend' premiered on Fader http://bit.ly/fZAe1U
It comes as a huge shock to all those who know Poly Styrene.
Poly has been diagnosed with cancer and is currently undergoing various treatments in her battle with this illness.
She is devastated that she cannot commit to any live dates at this stage, but her album remains a very positive force in her current journey.
"It's been a bit of a battle fighting this cancer but hey ho I'm still alive, Luv Poly x"
Poly Styrene and daughter Celeste talk candidly to Caroline Scott about their past and life today in this Sunday Times 'relative values' feature.
Bust.com review Poly Styrene’s first single Virtual Boyfriend and say they love it http://www.bust.com/blog/2011/02/10/x-ray-spexs-poly-styrene-releases-new-single-my-virtual-boyfriend.html
Option Magazine say Poly Styrene's generation Indigo could be the comeback of the decade http://option-magazine.com/2011/02/10/poly-styrene-virtual-boyfriend/
Spinner: Poly Styrene takes aim at technology's failings in Virtual Boyfriend video http://www.spinnermusic.co.uk/2011/02/09/poly-styrene-generation-indigo/
Exclusive! See the video for the first official time on the NME Website now! http://bit.ly/heDxJO Please Spread The Word! PST.x PS Team.x
Today BBC 6Music listeners were able to hear the first single from Generation Indigo – "Virtual Boyfriend" as Nemone played the track on her show, to listen again click here http://bbc.in/etyZFA and head to 12m30s. PS Team.x
CMU Music Network have given their approval today of the LP preview track Thrash City www.thecmuwebsite.com. PS Team.x
There is a free track from the album 'Generation Indigo' streaming on the official Polystyrene Facebook page (www.facebook.com/polystyrenemusic) right now! It's called 'Thrash City' - let us know what you think!
“’Generation Indigo’ is her most commercial record yet but remains spiritually, socially, and environmentally concerned”
Exciting words from MOJO Magazine!