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.
The lyrics perfectly compliment the upbeat, often eccentric and highly redemptive tone of the music. Although the songs are concerned with serious issues like love, addiction, freedom and death, they are usually served up with a devil-may-care attitude.
When the lyrics are brewed together with the music, the energy that results transforms the whole crowd into a throng of Pokemons on speed, flying head-first through a sci-fi rock wonderland.
- Nicolas de Pontaud AKA POL THE FISHERMAN: vocals, guitar
- Aaron Main: bass, vocals
- Derek Leventritt: drums, percussion.