Having signed with the Warner's offshoot (the same label as The Streets), the 23 piece choral pop band enjoyed huge major-label plugging, getting fantastic support in the press and on television. NME took them on tour in January, and festival appearances included Glastonbury and a headline slot in the Radio 1 tent at Reading/Leeds.
However, it would appear that they just didn't sell enough records to recoup the expenditure. A spokeperson for the band commented: "It is not their job to sell records, it is their job to record and tour them."
The debut album, 'The Beginning Stages Of...' was recently remastered and repackaged with a tacky bag (DVD), however, as pretty as the songs can be, they still lacked any real replay value.
The band have completed their next album, which they expect to release in February.
DIScuss: Could The Polyphonic Spree have possibly enjoyed a higher level of media exposure over the last year? (Hint: the answer's no!)