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The info to this week’s trio of tunes had taken a last minute vacation leaving the boys a little lost for words on-air, which was exciting. Yet ever the professionals they soldiered on!

Mission in Motion

Mission in Motion

Leading the charge were Mission in Motion who’s highly charged teenage rock filled the airwaves as they cranked up the DBs.  Sitting squarely on the fence of emo and punk these guys would turn the most dedicated emo’s frown upside down. Lairy guitar riffs and crashing sounds akin to Blink 182 capture your attention instantly. The boys are off on a national tour this November to celebrate the release of their first long player “Somewhere Safe”, playing Oxford Arts Factory on 12th Nov. Check out The Harbour Agency for more info and gig listings near you.

Sailing into the second spot on this week’s Polyphonic Three were The Boat People who have, luckily for us, escaped the Coalitions charge to send them back from whence they came.  (Brisbane in their case).  Combining witty, retro pop music with sophisticated melodies and upbeat sumptuous sounds The Boat People have created a wonderfully addictive album for summer.  Musically they’re mid way between Phoenix and Deathcloud, in the positive vibe stakes. Which is pretty high! The video for Damn Defensive is yet to be produced so check out their latest clip, above, and see why we’re so excited to have the boys back on our stereos at The Walk of Shame.

Sleepyhands

Sleepyhands

Sleepyhands wrapped up the weekly round up of new and cool with a hazy, golden-afternoon of a track called Autumn March which is being offered up for free via their Fan page. Languid melodies drift in on a breeze of lo-fi samples, conjuring up images of sleepy farmsteads and gorgeous girls serving up home made cider.  Hailing from Sydney they are our top band to watch this week on the Polyphonic Three. Catch them live at the Supper Club in Sydney in October or head to myspace for a gig near you.

They’re currently unsigned but we’re expecting this to change any minute. Help them out buy purchasing a copy of the EP online  today!

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A veritable feast for the ears awaited us with this week’s Polyphonic Three. We checked out the three newest bands who’ve been cutting shapes on the dance floor of our hearts.

First up we had Pearl & the Puppets who have managed to wrap up some seemingly dark lyrics into a cheery breezy melody complete with catchy chorus that will have you humming for the rest of the day. Similar in sound to Lisa Mitchell, Pearl  (Katie Sutherland) and her Puppets have been earning recognition left right and centre in the UK and it’s been well deserved. We’re hoping to spread the word down under. Big  thanks to Sophie for an utterly enjoyable indie music find. Expect to hear much more from these guys on The Walk of Shame.

The Seabellies

The Seabellies

Hot on the heels of that Pearly Pops came The Seabellies proving that you can come from outside a capitol city and still be cool! These guys have had a couple of E.P.s out and gained a lot of kudos through their live performances. I saw them at V Festival a while back and they did not look out place on the same line up as Beck and Jarvis. They’re the type of band to swap instruments mid way through set which always knocks my socks off! After two years the band are just about to release their debut album By Limbo Lake and by all accounts it’ll be a ripper! Check out MySpace for a live set near you.

6s & 7s

6s & 7s

Bringing the weekly round up to a close were the 6’s & 7’s. “You may know 6’s & 7’s from previous shows like.. that awesome gig at the Hellenic Centre…” Their Facebook page announces. We missed that one but will aim to catch them on their Aussie tour as their  lo-fi sounds and ample gusto creep into our dancing shoes like fluff from a well worn pair of socks. Josh Fontaine and the crew are offering their latest mp3 for free over at
the J.

Let us know if there’s an emerging band you think we should be playing from home or away and we’ll get it on the Polyphonic Three, 10am every Saturday morning on The Walk of Shame. Bondi FM’s weekend breakfast show.

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Every week on the Polyphonic three we highlight new and emerging music from around the way and this week was no exception. Kicking of the trio we played TEENAGERSINTOKYO.

TEENAGERSINTOKYO

TEENAGERSINTOKYO by Fiona Garden

It seems as though no time at all has passed since TEENAGERSINTOKYO first burst into our ears in 2008. After some intense preparation the party of 5 have released their debut album Sacrifice to much acclaim.  The album is bursting with musical landscapes that conjure up images of fire and doom. Hard wedgy bass lay beneath sharp slicing guitars flying in on an edgy, almost twitchy drumbeat. Samantha Lim’s delicate vocals rise like the springtime sun to light the scene and tell the world that a good time is about to come.  It’s a brave new art-pop album with enough dazzle to bewitch and entice us all. It’s out this week now on Stomp.

The Magic Kids

The Magic Kids

Happiness, pure joy filled, feel good happiness wrapped up in music and bubbles. That’s the Magic Kids. Their sound is so over the top and fun drenched that you can’t help but like it. Dizzily infectious, annoyingly upbeat and so spectacularly full of sunshine you’ll need factor 50 when listening.  Some may find it too much, but they’re likely to be one who stay in doors when the suns up and scorn the simple pleasures of this world.  The hipsters over at The Feeder are hosting a stack of free & legal mp3’s waiting for you.

The Delta Riggs make up the hat trick in this week’s Polyphonic Three.  Riding bare back into town from sleepy Peats Ridge, these laid back swamp rockers know a trick or two about writing songs and getting people up yonder to dance to ‘em.

Wearing their rhythm & blues roots proudly and authentically on their worn denim sleeves, these moonshine swilling banjo playin’ good timers got our hips a shakin’ with their latest number soul train.  It’s music for musos. Live, they’d be awesome tub thumpin fun and you can see them for ye selves this Saturday at the SoundSchool gig in the Beach Rd.  Put your skinnies on and a plaid shirt and embrace the hubbub.

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SoundSchool India is a charity event raising money to purchase musical instruments, teaching aids and tuition for the children at the Salaam Baalak Trust Children’s shelter, Delhi, India. The guys came on the Walk of Shame to tell us all about their mission and why it’s important.

To help raise cash and promote awareness they’ve pulled together an all star line up at the Beach Rd next week (21st August) including former Polyphonic Three players, Midnight Youth, the classic rock sounds of Bigphalica and swamp rockers The Delta Rigs who were nominated for the final track in this week Polyphonic Three.

Tickets are just $20 and all proceeds goes to help spread the musical love for those not as fortunate as ourselves.
Get your tickets at Moshtix.

Find out more at Soundschool.com.au

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This week’s Polyphonic Three was a veritable smelting pot of local Australian talent, featuring 3 bands from around this fine country.

First up we have a group by the name of Jinja Safari with a track called Peter Pan (mp3). Their music is an Afro-inspired pop sounding mix of lucid tones with thoughtful lyrics and the track really does conger up a Never Never Land feeling. The video compliments this with great landscape shots and a Lost Boy’s vibe. We, at the humble Walk of Shame, recommend keeping a close eye on these guys as big things are in their future since winning a spot on the Amphitheatre stage at this year’s Splendour in the Grass which was truly well received. You can catch them live on the 21st of August at Sydney’s Metro Theatre in support of Art Vs Science, or check their Myspace for extra listings. Go…

Next up we have a track by Sydney troubadours, Boy and Bear.    The four piece have a sound that is a hybrid cacophony of The Shins, Cloud Control and Fleeting Foxes with some mighty tambourine action added on top for some thigh slappingly good moments. We gave Mexican Mavis  a spin, it’s mellow tones luring you in, so early on a Saturday morning that you barely notice the slide into a toe tapping anthem that will linger like an ear worm in your soul. The new single was launched at Spectrum last October and Richard Kingsmill (Triple J Music Maestro) has since given it 5 stars… which is non too shabby. Head over to the Unearthed site later to pick up your free mp3 download.

Boy & Bear

Boy & Bear

Completing the trilogy this week on the Polyphonic Three we have Charlie Mayfair a merry mixture of musicians  with more members than you could shake a boomerang at. Mmmm. Hailing from Brisbane the band’s music has a light and happy feel with occasional serious overtone and great harmonies that have you singing along even when you don’t know the words yet (Or at least Timmy seemed to think he could). The track ‘Run’ carries some great thought provoking lyrics and beautiful melodies, we played ‘If I fell Down’ just to mix it up a bit. Keep an eye on these banana benders as they’re set to take Australia by storm in the not too distant future. Their debut EP Watch My Hands has been released and is available online through Mucho-Bravado‘s store we highly recommend laying your grubby paws on a copy this instant of forever miss out. See you next Saturday on Bondi FM for the Polyphonic Three on the mighty Walk of Shame

Charlie Mayfair

Charlie Mayfair

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Thought we’d add a little note about the magical set from the Florence + The Machine gig we went to this Friday (Thanks to the lovely Miss Nash for letting us come & hang out). It was a faultless performance which saw Flo’s little lungs deliver that huge voice in the Enmore Theatre. The ever enchanting Florence delivered electrifying renditions from the album and showcased some of her newer material which sounded amazing. Hairs prickled on arms as hands clapped and mouths curved upwards in admiration of the songstress.

The band are pretty amazing, dual drumming, keys and the enchanting sounds of that harp serve and the perfect accompaniment to the ethereal sounds of Florence’s voice. Catch her live as soon as you can and make sure you watch the MTV Video Music Awards which will include another breathtaking live performance in September.

UPDATE: We were lucky enough to go see Florence + the Machine again, on Sunday for their final Sydney show at the EQ and it was another slap down knock out.  The crowd were clearly more alive and provided an extra boost to the performance which was utterly fantastic. We’re nominating Flo for one of the most sexy, yet strangely sexless, people on stage due to her smoldering dance routines and electrifying onstage presence !   We’ll put the photo’s up on Facebook in time for the weekend.

In the meantime the Cosmic love remix is being widely offered up as a free download so turn up your stereo and dance those little socks off. Flo’s in town!

We’ll be putting the band back on high rotation over the next few weeks on the Walk of Shame. Be sure to tune in next week to catch the action, online or on 88fm, Bondi FM.

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First up on this weeks Polyphonic 3 is Timmy’s long time favourite Toyface:

Toyface

Toyface

Toyface is a Bristol based Singer/ songwriter who is slowly on the up and up. Her powerful voice and song lyrics make each track a soul full masterpiece with a cheeky fun flair. If you have the chance to see her live don’t miss it her live performances are energetic and powerful. Her track “Beige Walls” is available for download on itunes now and is guaranteed to stay in your head for some time as infectious pop melodies mingle with simplistic piano accompaniment.

Next up we had This Car is on Fire. A fun loving indie pop band from out of space… Well Poland to be honest but they prefer to play spacemen. The band have been around for a few years but are beging to gain momentum and extra press since their latest Album, produced by Chicago’s alternative legend John McEntire (Stereolab and The Sea & Cake) entitled Ombarrops!
If you like Stereolab and are not afraid to to experiment in your electro indie we highly recommend these guys.

Kele - TenderoniLastly we tuned into Kele Okereke’s latest project. A solo album of more personal darker electro. The framework is still  reminiscent of Bloc Party but with an electro edge that some may find harder to take at first. Less commercially polished this may be a fans only album but it holds a lot of potential for further projects. The lead single is called Tenderoni a raging electro synth number which may do better as a remix than in it’s original form? Let us know what you think. You can check out his music from myspace.… we’ll keep an ear out for any remixes but let us  know if you hear any first.

See you next week.

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