Archive for July, 2010

This weeks polyphonic 3 come from a Friday afternoon spent scouring the Aussie music blogs, of which there are surprisingly many. It took a while to weed out the good ones, the glitzy ones tend to be international whilst with the local ones it hard to tell if the mp3’s are legal or not for download? Tricky. Music Matters so we try and keep it legal if we can. )

Anyway – Thanks mostly to the guys at whothehell.net I was able to find some top new tracks from a couple of local bands I think are worth a listen. You can head to their site and check out the tracks for  yourself. First up we had Mosman Alder, Tim’s favourite. They’re a soaring Arcadian fire affair with layered compositions and detailed lyrics. The vocals are strong and the energy simmers beneath the surface threatening to boil over at any time. We chose Raisin Heart to play. Listen to it here.


Mosman alder

Next up, Sticky Fingers and a track called Juicy Fingers. Picked primarily as the name appealed to my immature sense of humour, and secondly for the amazing soaring guitar solar two thirds of the way in. Described on the blog, and subsequently the show as white guy regga… they’re not. At all.. but they are good. Check their summer indie vibalicousness here

Last up were Midnight Youth whom we saw at the Beach Rd a few backs back and rocked their Aussie socks off. Though their music is pretty simplistic in their structure making them seem more pop than rock they deliver their vocals with enough on stage bravado and energy that, as a live act, they command indie status and a place on the polyphonic three as a break through act to watch out for. Check out their myspace page for more top tunes.


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The very first Polyphonic Three kicks off with local hero and friend of the show John Vella.

John is a Sydney born and bred singer/songwriter. Performing on stage with his band, their sound is characterised by depth, lyrical story-telling, and intelligent composition & arrangement. John is a firm believer in the groove and spreads his vibe light the sun spreads its warmth. Key influences can be found in John Mayer and Ryan Adams. Recently supported Thirsty Merc @ the Metro. For details check out his space: johnvellamusic

Next up are Babe Shadow.  Floating on a summer’s breeze of good vibration moonshine, NME declared them as ‘an Arcadian beat-combo for our time’ and has featured heavily in press and on their blogs. We think they’re the breakthrough band to watch this year. With good management behind them and a string of high profile support acts including festivals and Florence & the Machine. They make a jubilant and lovelorn guitar-twanging type of pop music, for steamy nights with romancers and dancers.
Check out more on their myspace: babeshadowband

Lastly we had Johnson-Jay who we didn’t know too much about. But it was our first show, and we liked his music so we gave it a whirl. It went well. Let us your thoughts, we’re new and would love some feedback! xxx

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Playing an mix of  sun drenched soul, and blissfully infectious indie
music from around the world, The Walk of Shame provides you the
Saturday morning soundtrack to help kick-start your weekend and
provide full recovery from a large Friday night.

Hosted by Ben and Tim, who’ll give you great new tunes from local and
international artists and some comedy banter while they try to work
there way through their Saturday morning hangovers to bring you the
best new music and a great start to the weekends festivities.

Turn on, tune in and get ready for a great day.

Catch them live in the Curlewis St Cafe, across Bondi on 88fm and
around the world online every saturday morning from 9-11am.

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