July 31, 2006 at 1:46 pm 2 comments

Polysics are easily one of the most Zolo bands currently performing.

The Japanese band started making its exaggerated tribute to early Devo in the late 1990’s and is still going strong. While Devo is their strongest influence visually, they also owe a lot to the great Japanese Zolo bands like The Plastics, P-Model, Hikashu, Halmens, etc. Polysics even borrowed the P-Model square P-logo badges for their early costumes. Though they are sometimes too garage-rock in style for my tastes, their hyperactive jerky rhythms and zany spurting synthesizers are undeniably Zolo. Polysics’ overall style is a good example of Zonk (Zolo + Punk).

Below are a of couple videos and some links that you can follow to hear more. The first video is for the song XCT from Polysics’ ’00 CD NEU. The second video is for I My Me Mine from their most recent CD Now Is the Time!

Polysics Official Webpage

Polysics on Myspace

Entry filed under: ZoLo Music.

Just When You Think You’ve Seen It All The Zolo Esthetic

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Matthew Nicholson  |  August 9, 2006 at 10:18 pm


  • 2. Jacob  |  January 1, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    “polysics or die”…p-model had an album called “p-model or die”. hmm!

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