Generation Indigo

Future Noise Music
Release date
27 Mar 2011
Running length
12 tracks
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1 I Luv Ur Sneakers 3:47 1,271
2 Virtual Boyfriend 3:12 1,249
3 Generation Indigo 2:23 1,010
4 Kitsch 3:25 1,054
5 White Gold 3:23 783
6 L.U.V. 2:34 588
7 Ghoulish 3:41 864
8 Code Pink Dub 3:02 705
9 Colour Blind 2:24 647
10 Thrash City 2:14 1,954
11 No Rockefeller 3:01 644
12 Electric Blue Monsoon 2:51 586

About this album

The unforgettable frontwoman and iconic face of the seminal band X-ray Spex returns to the music scene with the eagerly anticipated ‘Generation Indigo’.
Poly’s album produced by Youth is set for release this coming March.

“At last! The X-ray Spex siren returns” UNCUT

“Poly Styrene, leader of punk outsiders X-ray Spex, was the original riot Grrrl, inspiring a legion of female singers” GUARDIAN GUIDE

In 1976 X-Ray Spex were formed by Poly Styrene placing an ad in NME and Melody Maker for “Young Punx Who Want To Stick It Together”.
Their 1978/79 stay was all too brief - a handful of memorable hit singles and a hit album that has stood the test of time, their influence lives on for decades mainly because of Poly’s iconic presence and re-writing of the rule book.

The band reformed for a one off show at The Roundhouse, Camden in 2008.

Poly was then persuaded to start writing a solo album. Armed with an album’s worth of songs, Poly met Youth (Killing Joke) who added his own epic style to the tracks, with the resulting LP ‘Generation Indigo’ taking in everything from power pop, to neo-X-ray Spex punk rock, to Trojan-reggae infused grooves.

A fantastic return to form, not relying on old tricks her album connects with modern times both musically and lyrically and her remarkable voice sounds as vibrant and innocent as ever.

“Poly, DayGlo heroine of playfully serious punk and icon to Beth Ditto among many others, makes an unexpected festive return” NME

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  • MiaoPurrington

    the lyrics seem to reflect she knew this would be her last recorded statement.. [2] Well she did a great job expressing it. Generation Indigo is a great record.

    29 Sep 2012 Reply
  • hitbyambulance

    the lyrics seem to reflect she knew this would be her last recorded statement..

    10 Jul 2011 Reply
  • trent576

    no shouts!?! a remarkable album! RIP poly

    1 May 2011 Reply

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