Rock history tells us that, sadly, Mott the Hoople never collided with the Stone Roses on the floor of Stax Studios. Had that encounter come to pass, it’s unlikely they’d have rocked the joint like Polish Club do with less than a quarter of the available limbs and double the dose of elixir of youth.
Clarity is the first taste of the Sydney drums-guitar duo’s second album, currently under construction at The Grove Studios near Gosford. From glam-slamming guitar riffs to one of the most insane drum fills of all time, it’s 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,” drummer John-Henry says, “but we’ve found ourselves writing music with more layers, more parts. We’re spending a lot more time thinking about songs and about recording. It’s definitely a different process to the last album.”