According to Poliça's lead vocalist Channy Leaneagh the band's name comes from the Polish for "policy", and she sees it as a reference to an unwritten code that guides the members when they play together, as well as its work ethic. Combine that factual nugget with Leaneagh's recently stated in an interview that feminist activist Shulamith Firestone (who died in 2012) was her “mentor from the grave" and you get the idea that this is a band that takes itself and its art pretty seriously. And you'd be right, but don't let that put you off.
17 year old teen star Luke Friend has hit the headlines again - in ITV’s The X Factor! The X Factor judging panel praised the star, including Sharon Osbourne saying “Luke I am crazy about you! You are quite fabulous.” West Country boy Luke Friend has just come off the back of being crowned the winner of the singing competition TeenStar, the nationwide competition for teens and pre-teens. The TeenStar singing competition’s Grand Final took place within The O2 in London and gave acts the chance to play in front of a massive crowd and music industry judging panel. Here, Luke tells us about himself in his own words….