Polyphia have just released their new album ‘New Levels New Devils’ via Rude Records. This highly anticipated third installment by the instrumental band that mesh the lines between electronic, trap, hip hop and guitars making them pioneers in this new wave of music.
Shedding their heavier roots from when they started, Polyphia now have a sound of their own which is instantly recognisable and admired by many. Taking an intricate approach to song writing to a whole other level that many are now trying replicate as their fan base grows with each new release. The easy listening and beauty captured within their songs translates across many genres appealing to a wide spectrum of listeners.
The latest album is ten tracks long, beginning with ‘Nasty’ which features none other than guitar shred master Jason Richardson. He also featured on the bands song ‘Aviator’ from their 2014 album Muse. The track has some great moments with a darker undertone than the rest of the album, it’s a great track that has grown on me but won’t beat ‘Aviator’ which instantly grabs you the first time you hear it. We feel this is a song that has to grow on you with each listen back.
Polyphia have a whole host of features on the newest album with Mateus Asato, Yvette Young and a vocal appearance from Cuco to name a few. Every track has its own flavour and style whilst keeping consistent within the albums overall sound. Tracks such as ‘Drown’ and ‘So Strange’ standout as examples to this and draw you in with their complexity and expression that Polyphia do so well.
Our favourites from the album have to be ‘GOAT’ and ‘OD’ bringing every element that defines this band with the progression they’ve taken over the years to deliver what we would consider some of their best songs to date. Polyphia are amazing at creating memorable hooks, riffs and licks that are timeless and have mass appeal.
We look forward to seeing what will come next from the band and highly recommend you don’t skip on their newest album ‘New Levels New Devils’ which is available now on most platforms.
Polyphia are back with some of their best songs to date