Tim and Ben reunited after this week after Mr. Magic’s stint in rehab holiday and like all the great double of acts of our time, such as Mork & Mindy, Sonny & Cher, or Posh & Ginger they were on top form because of it. Playing some special treats on this week’s Polyphonic Three.
Kicking off the trio of musical goodness with a psychedelic cover of David Bowie’s Ashes to Ashes were an all girl 4 piece from Los Angeles; Warpaint. Their debut album “The Fool” will be gracing our ears from the 25th of October and we’re expecting big things from them. Theirs is a mix of mellow beats and melodic simplicity that float on the airwaves with such ease that its almost hypnotic to hear. They’re currently on a massive tour and have been featured on the BBC, playing a Reading festival special. Laid back and baggy lyrics backed up by dreamy guitar escapes seem to be a running theme form the few songs we’ve heard, we’ll review the album in full as soon as we can get our grubby little paws on it. Till then, the kind folks at My Old Kentucky Blog have some free Mp3’s for you… Run a long now!
Next up we had the new single from bluegrass, Sydney locals, Boy & Bear, Blood to Gold. An upbeat Mumford & Sons styled feast for the ears. Lead singer Dave Hoskin and his merry band of cohorts are engaged on a mighty tour of this red & dusty land and along the way are rousing more rabbles than The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Confessional lyrics, racing melodies and windswept percussion whip you along into grassy landscapes of precious memories and days gone by. They’re not back in Sydney until the end of October where they play, not one, but two gigs at the Oxford Art Factory. Full details on their Myspace Site. Check them out and support the local lads as they embark on a journey filled moonshine guzzling, bluegrass swilling treats.
Drawing a line under this week’s Polyphonic Three we played Maximum Balloon‘s Groove me (featuring Theophilus London) and not since Sneaky Sound System left the spotlight has pop music been so much fun. Tingling synth lines weave splashes of melodic colour through bright neon lyrics and classic 80’s style tunes. Created by TV on The Radio front man Dave Sitek who seems to have left any pretenses and ego at the door whilst embarking on this journey of musical fun making. The album is as varied as it’s entertaining and will no doubt be a sure fire winner this summer. Groove me is the first single and should be around on larger stations just as soon us us cool kids get tired of it and move on! (Cheeky wink)
Join us on air this Saturday The Walk of Shame show from 9am as we look at another round of exciting new artists and bands that are making us swing our pants. You can listen online, and on 88fm around Bondi Beach