This week’s Polyphonic three got off to a flying start once Timmy took off his angry pants. Leaping from a somewhat down beat mole to the very pinnacle of broadcaster professional. As always, three new bands, hot on the scene were played and reviewed:
The first track from the seemingly “quirky and witty” Hannah Georgas a delightful Canadian who one day hopes to marry Jack Black. (Don’t ask us, its just what we heard on the street…) Her new track Chit Chat has some clever lyrics supported by a fantastic musical accompaniment, the track has a slow build of rhythm and melody that slowly picks up pace as the tune progresses. I was really impressed with her other tracks and highly recommend checking out her MySpace page to hear a few other gems from this cheeky Canadian. Look out for her future releases as if she’s going to snag the legendary Jack then she will no doubt be banging out the tunes in hopes of hypnotizing him into love. We couldn’t find a video for Chit Chat but did the find the above on her website which gives you a pretty good idea of who she is and where she’s at… Enjoy.
Next up we have a track from Los Angeles based Hanni El Khatib, a name that is truly difficult to pronounce live on air, as we found out on Saturday. All pronunciations issues aside it’s a name you won’t soon forget once you here his mix of fat drum beats and strangely intoxicating melodies, his track Dead Wrong somehow sticks in your head once you hear the track you will be humming it all day as it courses through your veins like a musical freight train. Somewhat similar to Edward Sharp & the Magnetic Zeros, he’s currently touring with Florence + The Machine stateside and we’re expecting this to raise his profile to the new heights he deserves.
Bringing this weeks threesome to a climax we played The Rooftops. A Brisbane 6 piece that sound as though they belong on the skate park, surrounded by hot chicks. Not the plastic glamour girls of hip hop videos, but the cool chicks that surf all day and would happily share a yarn afterwards. The band encapsulates all that’s right with this country with their positive beats, cheerful grooves and bright roots music. They are currently working on a new album that by all accounts is going to be the one. Regulars on the festival scene around their home state of Queensland, you can expect to see and hear a lot more from these guys & gals as we head into summer. They will no doubt be compared to the likes of Cat Empire & Jason Miraz but on their own merits The Rooftops stand up just fine. We played the track Lest we Forget which you’ll find on the Unearthed website, gratis, and you can check them out live at the Macquarie Hotel on the 13th November.
Tha’s all for this weeks wrap up of new & cool. Join us on air this Saturday as Tim takes the musical reigns on The Walk of Shame show from 9am. You can listen online, and on 88fm around Bondi Beach.