Four minutes and seven seconds. By Polish Club standards, it’s a bona fide epic even before you press play. But nothing prepares you for the heavy soul thrill ride of the Australian rock duo’s new single, Clarity available today. The first twist in a bold act of evolution in progress will see Polish Club return to the stage on a headline tour this November and December.
From glam-slamming guitar riffs to one of the most insane drum fills of all time, the first taste of the Sydney drums-guitar duo’s second album is a soul-funk party starter with a dark undertow that won’t, ever, leave you alone. “It’s still basically just me on drums and Novak on guitar and vocals,” says drummer John-Henry, “but we’ve found ourselves writing music with more layers, more parts. It’s definitely a different process to the last album.”
Clarity is a plea from the churning vortex of modern existence that heralds a slightly more serious phase in the songwriters’ headspace. “It’s a mental scene rather than a specific one,” says fuel-injected singer/ guitarist Novak. “It’s about the struggle of communication; not being able or eloquent or ballsy enough to say what you’re thinking; being at the end of your tether with confusion, wanting to be clear with yourself and others.”
Acclaimed among the brightest and brashest rock’n’roll debuts in recent memory, Alright Already snagged a triple j feature album and ARIA nomination for Best Rock album. Since the release, the white-knuckled drummer and his leather-lunged frontman have performed two Australian headline tours (+ two sold-out horn filled shows) and a two-piece spectacular arena tour with Royal Blood. After their sardine packed shows in New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas in March this year, Polish Club will continue their international assault on a European and UK tour this October.
Best hold onto something. There’s a whole new beast coming.
POLISH CLUB HEADLINE TOUR
With heaps special guests Heaps Good Friends, Wing Defence & Sweater Curse
Presented by Select Music
Tickets on sale now from polishclub.co
Thursday 22 November — Fat Controller, Adelaide SA *#
Saturday 1 December — The Foundry, Brisbane QLD ^
Friday 7 December — The Lansdowne, Sydney NSW
Saturday 8 December — Hyperfest, Perth WA *#
Saturday 15 December – The Gasometer, Melbourne
* Heaps Good Friends not appearing
# Wing Defence not appearing
^ Sweater Curse appearing