I’ve been left to my own devices with the polyphonic three picks this week, with Tim away and no bands around to pick up slack! Eclectic as always, the Walk of shame is bringing music that’s blogged about to the airwaves, long before the big guys get a hold of it.
Kisses are a LA duo who are knocking out bite sizes pieces of sunshiny happy sad music… Not melancholic, or overly pop-tastic, but happy sad: Imagine Kings of Convenience beats with Belle & Sebastian’s sense of humour and you’re on the right track. Yet while either of those bands could well be pictured on a beach in Speedo’s and cardy, Kisses would no doubt be wearing those funny trunks that Italian looking guys wear. Y’know the kind of tight, huggie undies that people tend not to sit down in and perhaps have too much hair gel going on up top. They’re the sound of sunshine and Vespa’s with hot girls in bikini’s all come to mind. The first single from Kisses, Bermuda, was played a lot at pool parties everywhere so we played the follow up and it’s evidence, as if any were needed, that these guys are here for the duration. Get a free download from the official Blow Kisses website.
We feature Brisbane bands a whole lot. Accidentally mostly but there’s so much good music happening up there right now it’s just oozing over the boarder. The latest wave of bright faced musical goodness has come from Blame Ringo. Bright breezy indie pop tunes, nicely constructed and chipper lyrics bristle over 60 style guitar riffs. We discovered them through Music for the Laundromat blog, and have since found out that their name comes from a spat with Ringo Starr’s lawyers after they initially tried to go with the name “Goodnight Vienna” which is, apparently, the name of Ringo’s fourth studio album? So now they’re Blame Ringo… Either way these cheeky chaps have just released a brand new album and it’s pretty awesome! Grab for the bargain price of $9.99 online now! We played the single ‘I’m a Hurricane’ and we thank Ringo for forcing the name change, this is much more fun.
Treefight For Sunlight wrap up this weeks dip into brand musical goodness for your listening pleasure. Hailing from Denmark, a first for the Polyphonic Three. Sugary smooth indie pop melodies are crafted together expertly, yet none to seriously, to produce seriously catchy upbeat pop hooks. They’re out on Bella Union home of John Grant, Heidi Spencer & Alessi’s Ark with an album due out in the new year Treefight For Sunlight are overflowing with potential and well worth keeping an ear out for. Possibly the best video clip of the week above too!
There is so much new music out now it’s hard to keep track, feel free to send us any suggestions for your picks and we’ll play them on air every Saturday on the Walk of shame.
There’s no show this weekend as we’re all at the Bondi FM warehouse party the night before so no chance of early rising… Stay in bed and avoid the rain I say… Till next time dudes!