Introducing POL THE FISHERMAN, a Franco-American rock group formed in 2009, whose urban style fuses funky grooves with high-energy hard rock and aggressive punk. Their debut American album, The Greatest Hits, plays like a frenzied ode to downtown New York, with white-hot guitar leads and raw, street-smart vocals. It's pure rock bliss forged in the fire of great old school influences, including: The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine, Cypress Hill, as well as New York punk, Detroit hard rock and early Grunge.
POL THE FISHERMAN was formed in Paris in 2009 and was an overnight success. They were immediately invited to appear on the popular French national television show "Taratata," and followed up playing numerous gigs in France prior to relocating to New York in 2010. They also appeared on "Paris Derniere," an underground show on Parisian nightlife (TV channel Paris Premiere), as well as on radio station Oui FM 102.3 and web radio station Click 'n' Rock. The band's song, "A New Life," is now one of Click 'n' Rock's primary jingles.
LYRICS and SONGWRITING
Lyrics deal with real life issues such as addiction, gangs, love, death, but viewed through rose-colored lenses. Eccentric, light-hearted and refreshing, POL THE FISHERMAN draws one into the schizophrenic musical world of today’s youth, and makes one feel like Pokemon on speed flying through a sci-fi rock wonderland.
POL THE FISHERMAN has a sarcastic tone, poking fun at the seriousness of real-life issues in their compositions. In "Rock‘n Rolla", POL THE FISHERMAN plays out the sad story of a deranged man bidding farewell to his beloved girlfriend and friends, with the real reason being that he chooses to leave them because he is convinced that it is his destiny to become a rock star. In "Insane Girlfriend", the superficiality of humanity is highlighted with the love story of a girl falling for the neigbourhood geek just because he transforms into the lead singer of a rock group.
- Nicolas de Pontaud AKA POL THE FISHERMAN: vocals, guitar
- Bill Foster: bass
- Andrea Belfiore: drums, percussion.
- Andrew Moore: guitar, vocals
Debut album : Greatest Hits (2010)
- Release: July 10, 2010
- Label: Estwime (FR)
- Formats: CD, Apple iTunes.
09/23/11 ARLENE'S GROCERY, NYC
09/02/11 BITTER END, NYC
07/01/11 ARLENE'S GROCERY, NYC
06/02/11 FAT BABY, NYC
05/19/11 THE NATIONAL UNDERGROUND, NYC
05/05/11 TRASH BAR, BROOKLYN
04/24/11 SPIKE HILL, BROOKLYN
04/12/11 FONTANA’S, NYC
06/22/10 LE CHINA, PARIS
02/03/10 BE THERE, PARIS
01/06/10 LE KLUB, PARIS
12/14/09 LE SCOPITONE, PARIS
11/14/09 LA BELLEVILLOISE, PARIS
07/23/09 UFO BAR, PARIS
07/16/09 L’INTERNATIONAL, PARIS
07/03/09 LES DISQUAIRES, PARIS
06/19/09 LE PARIS PARIS, PARIS
06/10/09 GLAZART, PARIS
06/05/09 TARATATA (TV), PARIS
05/28/09 CITHÉA NOVA, PARIS
05/10/09 PARIS DERNIÈRE (TV), PARIS
04/29/09 ABSOLUT CYCLES, PARIS
04/10/09 LA BATTERIE, PARIS
04/29/09 - Performance at ABSOLUT CYCLES for the launch of the motorcycle brand, Big Bear Choppers. 12/02/09 - Opened for the band, Eagles of Death Metal at Be There, Paris.
on Greatest Hits:
Pol the Fisherman - Vocals, Guitars.
Mathieu Crouzet - Bass
Vincent Rodriguez - Drums
Gregoire Vallette - Guitars
Greatest Hits was recorded at Midilive Studio by par Ivan Herceg
editing by Bertrand Lantz
Masterized by Raphael Jonin
Rock'n'Rolla feat. Ivan Herceg (Ac. Guitar)
Greg's Dead feat. Cyrille Maillard (Drums)
recorded, edited, mastered at studio 1, 2, Pass it.. by Laurent de Boisgisson