Timmy Magic finally stepped up to the plate this week and picked a pair of priceless polyphonic play mates to pick apart on the Polyphonic Three 😛
Sydney foursome Convaire lead this week’s Polyphonic three selection with electrifying indie pop track named Gate Track. The bands official EP is due for release later this year but you can grab this Phoenix meets Talking Heads styled bundle of fun through Modular Field. There’s an unpolished roughness to this track that really grabbed our attention. The kind of raw energy that is sometimes missing from like-minded electro outfits who might otherwise focus on sporting zig zags and Kanye West’s hand me down sunnies. Download Hey Say Hey as a free MP3 from ModularField and get your dance on!
Going head to head with the Sydney we had Melbourne act Strange Talk. Adding a definite touch of ‘the city of arts’ to their music, Strange Talk are positively Bursting at the seams with youthful exuberance. Their sound is thrillingly optimistic, like Two Door Cinema Club had there been some sunshine in Ireland, and a lot less Guinness. They currently touring hard in Melbourne so keep your eyes and ears open for a gig near you and we’ll be sure to let you now the minute they head up our way. The track we played was climbing walls and it can be yours for the measly price of an email! Just head to the bands website for a free MP3. If you’re in Sydney on Thursday, 23 September head to Good God bar where they’ll be supporting Jinja Safari. Big thanks to And Pluck your Strings who put us onto these chaps.
Wrapping up this week’s Polyphonic Three we played King Charles from England. Not the tax stealing, mustache wearing, King from 17th Century, no? Better than that, this King Charles plays a psychedelic self-styled shaman with wild hair and pastoral whimsy. Drawing on the quintessentially English nature of Marc Bolan and Syd Barret whilst enthusing them with new age acts like Devendra Banhart and Noah Georgson to create a sound that would have Nigella purring as she poured the perfect cuppa tea. King Charles conveys the lyrical wit of UK Grime acts Kano and Dizzy Rascal but wraps them up in eco friendly hessian sacking and serves with musical mung beans. We scored this track from The Music Ninja Blog who had a great write up so head there now and show some love. All Hail.
Every week on the Walk of Shame we check out 3 new and emerging bands worthy of keeping an eye out for, then write about them hear so you can enjoy them too.