Polyphozia is a grunge and post-rock inspired trio out of China, who embrace sprawling song structures, filled with lavish high points, roomy lows, unhurried build-ups, sudden halts, garage-rock clamor, and moments of ethereal wonder.

They’re a pretty new band but have already made some inroads at home under the name Pàfánzá (pinyin), which translates to, “afraid of complication.” When it comes to their song structures though, they lean into complications like Sisyphus into a headwind, allowing the conflicts and strengths of playing in a band of American and Chinese nationals play out in their stylistic sensibility.

New Noise is happy to premiere for you today Polyphozia’s latest song and video “Foolish,” which will appear on their Nefarious Industries debut Suitcase Of Voices.

Check out the video for “Foolish” below:

Polyphozia’s debut full-length, Suitcase Of Voices, showcases the band’s fusion of grunge, shoegaze, and progressive rock. The band seamlessly weaves the record’s ten tracks together in a narrative dealing with the aftermath of a relationship-ending argument. Suitcase Of Voices was recorded by the band members at several studios, their homes, and more throughout Wenzhou during the Spring and Summer of 2019, giving the album a very rich, organic sound. The record was mixed by David Klug at David Klug Studio and mastered by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering. 

On the spontaneous origins of their latest song, Polyphozia offers the follow:

“We wrote ‘Foolish’ during one practice when Zim suggested we ought to have a song about driving. He came up with the main bass riff and the rest fell into place quite naturally. By the next practice, we were ready to take it to the stage.”

Nefarious Industries will release Suitcase Of Voices on all digital platforms on November 13th. Find preorders HERE.

Polyphozia is…
Christopher Henry – vocals, guitars
Zim Chen – bass
Logan Long – drums

Photo by Roman Meisenberg


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