It’s about … want­ing to be clear with your­self and oth­ers.

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - Best Weekend - - FRONT PAGE -

POL­ISH Club is the rock duo Aus­tralia needs right now. Singer and gui­tarist David No­vak and drum­mer John-Henry Pa­jak (pic­tured left) have made their mark on the live scene and air­waves at break­neck speed — al­most as fast as Pa­jak smashes the skins.

While they have drawn com­par­isons with US chart-top­ping duo Black Keys, Pol­ish Club have a dis­tinc­tive old-school soul swag­ger to their sound which dis­tin­guishes them from their north­ern hemi­sphere peers.

Their de­but record Al­right Al­ready con­firmed Pol­ish Club’s prom­ise built on sear­ing live per­for­mances and was given a big salute by the Aus­tralian mu­sic in­dus­try when it was nom­i­nated for ARIA Best Rock Al­bum last year.

The band’s first foray to the US in March was greeted by sar­dine-packed show­case gigs in Los An­ge­les, Las Ve­gas and New York and they won more fans with their re­cent tour through the UK and Europe.

Rock mu­sic has strug­gled to claw its way back up the charts in re­cent years as hip hop and dance pop com­mand the air­waves but the live power of lo­cal bands like Pol­ish Club has given hope to diehard fans. Pol­ish Club, who also re­ceived an Amer­i­can Ex­press Mu­sic Back­ers grant, have come home for a na­tional tour in late Novem­ber — with more Syd­ney and Mel­bourne shows al­ready added — armed with the blis­ter­ing new sin­gle Clar­ity. “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,” No­vak said. While their fo­cus is on Clar­ity and the up­com­ing tour, Pol­ish Club will reignite their punki­fied ver­sion of the Mariah Carey silly sea­son clas­sic All I Want For Christ­mas.

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