I shot this footage with Max Sweeney about a week before I first arrived in Berlin. Poliça at the 2012 SXSW Origami/ Echoplex showcase sponsored by Etnies. This was my first introduction to Poliça and what an introduction it was. I remember the last time I was shooting at SXSW in 2010 my friend was teasing me for “making love” to the lead singer of Ume with my camera. I am ashamed to say that I was struggling with this very same issue when shooting Poliça. Lead Singer Channy Leaneagh's deep astral tones and soulful movements quickly charmed us all. Backed by an irrepressible rhythm section this is a must see live act. Their album, “Give you the ghost” has been looped in my que ever since I discovered this band. But after seeing them again at the Mercury in Berlin I realized how special it is to see this group live. You just can’t recreate the explosive sound of two amazing drummers in a studio setting. If you get the chance definitely check out Poliça and for now enjoy “The Maker” via the Beauty Bar in Austin Texas.