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Origin Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
Genres alternative rock, noise rock
Years active 1994 (1994)–1998 (1998)
Labels Sonic Unyon, Squirtgun
Associated acts Hayden, Kid Lunch
Past members Joshua Malinsky
Mitch Roth
Dave Capogna

Poledo was a Canadian alternative rock band based in Thornhill, Ontario, consisting of vocalist and bassist Joshua Malinsky, vocalist and guitarist Mitch Roth[1] and drummer Dave Capogna,[2] Their music is characterized by loud, heavily distorted guitar riffs and screamed lyrics.[3]


Poledo was formed in 1994 in Thornhill.[2] the band released two independent cassettes, Buzz Muffin and Let Up, before signing to Sonic Unyon.[2]

They released the full-length album There, You on Sonic Unyon in 1995,[4] and shared a split 7" single, Lunar Landing Confirmed, with Hayden on Toronto's Squirtgun Records in 1996.[2][5] Both releases charted on Canada's campus radio charts in 1996. The band performed as far west as Vancouver that year.[6]

The band broke up in December 1997; after performing one final show in early 1998, Malinsky and Roth both joined Hayden's touring band.[7][8] Rare unreleased tracks later appeared on two compilation albums, Sonic Unyon's Now We Are 5 and Squirtgun Records' More of Our Stupid Noise, and a cassette of recordings from their never-completed second album was released at their final show under the title The Poledo Demos.[2]

Malinsky subsequently went solo under the name Kid Lunch, releasing an eponymous CD on Teenage USA in 1999.[7][9]


  1. ^ "Holy Poledo, it's loud Lenny Stoute". Toronto Star. December 21, 1995. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e Poledo at canoe.ca's Pop Music Encyclopedia].
  3. ^ "Noiseniks Poledo don^t believe the hype". The Varsity, May/June Edition 1995 by Stuart Berman
  4. ^ "Sonic Unyon wafts to greatness". Toronto Star, December 19, 1996.
  5. ^ " Hayden". AllMusic, Biography by Peter J. D'Angelo
  6. ^ "The Garden of Hardcore Sprouts Three Sonic Unyons". Dropd Magazine, July 25, 1996 Review by P. Freako
  7. ^ a b Stuart Berman, "Kid Lunch resurrects homemade indie-rock". Eye Weekly, June 10, 1999.
  8. ^ "Hayden - Full Biography". MTV. Retrieved 2012-02-18.
  9. ^ "Don't forget about the tunes". Toronto Star, March 2, 2000.