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.
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.