Channy Leaneagh

Channy Leaneagh is the singer and co-songwriter in Minneapolis-based band Poliça. You can follow them on Twitter here and Facebook here.


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Poliça is a synthpop band from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA which formed in 2011. The band consists of Channy Leaneagh (vocals, synthesizers), Ryan Olson (production), Chris Bierden (bass), Drew Christopherson (drums) and Ben Ivascu (drums). The band has issued four albums: Give You the Ghost (2012), Shulamith (2013), United Crushers (2016), and When We Stay Alive (2020). The band was formed by Olson and Leaneagh following their involvement in the soft rock supergroup Gayngs. Their debut album, Give You the Ghost, was released on February 14,2012, and received praise from critics; including Grammy winner band Bon Iver's founder Justin Vernon,who told Rolling Stone: "They're the best band I've ever heard." Four singles were released from the album including, "Dark Star", which peaked at no. 2 on BEL (Vl) [Ultratip]. The band released their second album, Shulamith on October 18,2013, and it reached a peak position at no. 47 on BEL (VI) just like their debut. It also charted at no. 1 on US Heatseekers Albums. In April 2013 they released the single "Tiff (feat. Justin Vernon)", followed by second single "Chain My Name" in October, 2013. Scrobbling note: does not tend to scrobble with or without the inclusion of the cedilla, which is how the band is (accurately) represented on Spotify. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.


Channy Leaneagh (Poliça) Talks Jessie Ware’s Tough Love

By Channy Leaneagh | October 20, 2014

Channy Leaneagh (Poliça) Talks Jessie Ware’s Tough Love

Jessie Ware’s new album packs solid emotional truths, subtle innovations and peerless singing in a cohesive electronic artistry of texture and sound.