London, County Dublin
Polaroid 85 are a London based 7-piece band led by singer-producer Neeta Sarl. They make music which fuses down tempo / electronica with classical, folk, & world rhythms. With influences of drum and bass, post-dubstep and broken beat added to the mix, the music is truly captivating and original.
Often compared to bands such as Massive Attack, Bonobo, Portishead and Zero 7, on record the music is an epically chilled hybrid of strings, wind, brass, beats & synths.
Previously going under ‘Neeta’, the project have had a number of great achievements so far, including gaining recognition from BBC DJ’s Tom Robinson (BBC 6Music) and Bobby Friction (BBC Asian Network & Radio 1); both who have played several tracks on their shows. Interest led to an invite to record a 3 track session at the legendary BBC Maida Vale studios which was aired on both BBC Asian Network and BBC 6Music respectively.
The band’s debut release, Fuzzy Mornings EP, is available for free download from www.polaroid85.com. Following the band’s appearance at the December Sessions @ The O2, a promo video was made for the final track, Daydreamer:
The band are planning to release a second EP in May 2012, and have interest from several labels to release it.
-“A lot of people are calling her [Neeta] ‘the asian Kate Bush’ but I think she is so much more than that!” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music
-“I’m excited about this young lady…I’m gonna leave my job as a radio presenter, start up a record label, make her my first signing and make her a star” – Bobby Friction, BBC Asian Network
-“One of the most talented young musicians out there” – Jaskirt Dhaliwal, British Asian Musicians Exhibition
-“Her music defies categorisation, but elements of ambient and indie styles combine with awe-inspiring vocals reminiscent of Tori Amos and Kate Bush to produce a truly compelling sound.” – Bright Young Things, Bright Young Things
-“This [Fuzzy Mornings EP] is just a small taster of what to expect from this exciting new band…” – Sharnita K Athwal, Eastern Electronic Festival
-“I’ve pretty much fallen in love with this EP” – Post-Blog As F**k!