Polyhymns write and produce a mixture of electronic experimental music and psychedelic folk songs.
The band formed in Sheffield in 2019 and comprise of Andrew Bolam, Gavin Harris and Sam Smith and all previously worked together in folktronica group Little Glitches. Their first meeting was in a local night club chill out room bonding over a shared love of Burt Bacharach and Aphex Twin. The group take inspiration from Sheffield’s landscape, from the millstone grit and ancient woodlands to the brutalist and modernist architecture.
Their first single, released in May 2020 and debut EP released in Sept 2020 both featured on the BBC Introducing Mixtape. They have received glowing reviews from Electronic Sound, Joyzine, The Organ, God is in the TV zine and garnered comparisons to Smog, Neil Young, Lemon Jelly and the Beta Band.