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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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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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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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This weeks polyphonic 3 come from a Friday afternoon spent scouring the Aussie music blogs, of which there are surprisingly many. It took a while to weed out the good ones, the glitzy ones tend to be international whilst with the local ones it hard to tell if the mp3’s are legal or not for download? Tricky. Music Matters so we try and keep it legal if we can. )

Anyway – Thanks mostly to the guys at whothehell.net I was able to find some top new tracks from a couple of local bands I think are worth a listen. You can head to their site and check out the tracks for  yourself. First up we had Mosman Alder, Tim’s favourite. They’re a soaring Arcadian fire affair with layered compositions and detailed lyrics. The vocals are strong and the energy simmers beneath the surface threatening to boil over at any time. We chose Raisin Heart to play. Listen to it here.

mosmanalder

Mosman alder

Next up, Sticky Fingers and a track called Juicy Fingers. Picked primarily as the name appealed to my immature sense of humour, and secondly for the amazing soaring guitar solar two thirds of the way in. Described on the blog, and subsequently the show as white guy regga… they’re not. At all.. but they are good. Check their summer indie vibalicousness here

Last up were Midnight Youth whom we saw at the Beach Rd a few backs back and rocked their Aussie socks off. Though their music is pretty simplistic in their structure making them seem more pop than rock they deliver their vocals with enough on stage bravado and energy that, as a live act, they command indie status and a place on the polyphonic three as a break through act to watch out for. Check out their myspace page for more top tunes.

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The very first Polyphonic Three kicks off with local hero and friend of the show John Vella.

John is a Sydney born and bred singer/songwriter. Performing on stage with his band, their sound is characterised by depth, lyrical story-telling, and intelligent composition & arrangement. John is a firm believer in the groove and spreads his vibe light the sun spreads its warmth. Key influences can be found in John Mayer and Ryan Adams. Recently supported Thirsty Merc @ the Metro. For details check out his space: johnvellamusic

Next up are Babe Shadow.  Floating on a summer’s breeze of good vibration moonshine, NME declared them as ‘an Arcadian beat-combo for our time’ and has featured heavily in press and on their blogs. We think they’re the breakthrough band to watch this year. With good management behind them and a string of high profile support acts including festivals and Florence & the Machine. They make a jubilant and lovelorn guitar-twanging type of pop music, for steamy nights with romancers and dancers.
Check out more on their myspace: babeshadowband

Lastly we had Johnson-Jay who we didn’t know too much about. But it was our first show, and we liked his music so we gave it a whirl. It went well. Let us your thoughts, we’re new and would love some feedback! xxx

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