Polly and the Billets Doux began life in the middle of a smoky Winchester venueâs backroom in 2006, performing totally unamplified to a full-capacity audience. Their distinctive sound has been described as "a harmony blend of country, jazz, blues, folk and gospel" by The Sunday Times Culture. The band are known for their flawless and energy-filled live performances, and over the past couple of years theyâve embarked on headline tours up and down the country â from Ullapool to Brighton, and almost every city in between â and played to critical acclaim at festivals large and small, including Glastonbury, Loopallu and The Big Chill. Polly And The Billets Doux self-released their debut album âFiction, Half-Truths & Downright Liesâ via independent label Bleak Mouse Records in 2009. They charted at number 21 on the BBC Radio 1 Indie Chart and gained recognition from BBC national radio and regional stations throughout the UK, including Bob Harris and Terry Wogan on BBC Radio 2. Throughout 2010, Polly and co have continued their relentless UK touring, picking up fans and praise wherever they go. Highlights in recent months have included a feature in The Times and a support slot with Fun Lovin' Criminals. 2011 looks set to be their biggest year yet with two tours already confirmed and a new limited edition EP in the works.
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