• British Alt-Pop Band, Polo, Cast a Lasting Spell with New Single "Witch Hunt"

    13 days ago - By Pop Matters

    Between 1644 and 1647, the self-appointed Witchfinder General, Matthew Hopkins, was responsible for the hanging of more people for the crime of witchcraft than in the entire 100 years prior. Hopkins' arrival came at a time when the populations' general anxieties were fuelled by economic uncertainty and the threat of civil war.
    His success was, in large part, a result of the public demand to vilify a single group for the ills that were befalling large swathes of the English countryside. Women suspected of witchcraft became timely and convenient scapegoats. For Leeds based alt-pop band...
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