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