It’s safe to say that Polish Club are going to make 2016 their bitch. The Sydney duo have worked hard to win over audiences with their thumping rock and or roll tunes and it’s paying off nicely. Why, it was only a year ago when we first came across the band and their single Able. It’s the closest you’d come to a slow dance at a garage rock party.
It was raw, tender and juicy. “Mmmm
steak Polish Club” was a fairly reasonable reaction upon hearing the band for the first time. Since that delicious appetiser, Polish Club have been charming the socks off punters and have risen to become one of the most talked about bands in Sydney. Not too shabby gents.
Polish Club’s My House is the house party banger you’ll be spinning all night long. Get it in ya and start moving those feet.
Their debut eponymous EP released in November last year was a fair effort. The garage rock intrigue was there as they expanded their sound to incorporate more of their blues influences, Beeping taking off like a middle-aged man’s hard on thanks to Viagra. The guitar riffs are thick and sleek like Novack’s ‘tache, while those drums courtesy of John-Henry proved to be just as invigorating as ever. Not to mention that testimonials of their live shows have been nothing shy of glowing. Which makes us super keen to hear their new single My House when they hit the road for a quick tour kicking off next weekend.
There’s a certain charm that comes with being a two-piece band. DZ Deathrays, for all their thrashing about and skull splitting riffs, manage such a charm with ease. Melbourne cool bois The Stiffys have it in spades. Perhaps it’s that intimacy between two people making music together, or perhaps there’s too much rhetoric being thrown around and we can chalk it up to all these bands having hefty musical chops. Such is the case with My House, which see Polish Club flex the muscles they so rigorously worked out on their EP.
Clocking in at just over two minutes, My House is a classically brisk Polish Club song. Novack’s vocals are as bluesy as ever as he swings from croons to hollering wails. Those vocals are the highlight of the single as they capture the anguish of the story. My House is a song about owning a space, either physical, mental or emotional.
There have been themes of loneliness in Polish Club’s music before, and here it is more prevalent than ever. Don’t worry, things aren’t too dour. The clean delivery of the guitars and drums keep things feeling pretty jovial. It’s a good balance, and all in all is a pretty promising sign of things to come from the band’s double A side which will be released on April 8.
Polish Club will be taking off on a double headline tour with their Sydney compatriots The Lulu Raes starting at the Newtown Social Club on Friday April 8. They’ll continue on to Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane, so be sure to get your tickets pronto, the Sydney show is almost sold out!