Formed in Sydney in 2015, Polish Club brought their Soul-Punk vibe to every corner of Australia, most recently as main support for Royal Blood’s Oz arena tour.
Satisfied that they’d played every, single, Australian festival they turned their attention state-side in April and now they’re here in England to laugh at pubs called “The Cock Tavern” and to play not one, not two, but three London shows.
We caught the first blistering, thankfully air conditioned, show of that hat trick just last night at Hackney’s Paper Dress Vintage and we’ve concluded that Polish club are the Large Hadron Collider of live bands.
The duo accelerate the musical particles of already-fast-paced punk-rock, sublime soul and blistering blues to sensationally high kinetic energies and then forces them to collide into each other.
Vocalist and guitarist David Novak leads the blues charge with brashly nostalgic guitar ripping that is only overshadowed by his own faultlessly sultry vocal prowess. With the gruff but polished tone of his voice Novak could give the very best, most iconic, vocalists a run for their money and tonight his live performance more than lived up to the Spotify hype.
Over on the drums, John-Henry Pajak is a fireball – blasting through every track at an almost alarming speed.
Out of their whole Spotify discography, Polish Club have exactly one song that lasts more than three minutes, presumably because John-Henry gets his sticks on every track and instantly doubles its speed.
Now a well travelled outfit, Polish Club explained to the Hackney crowd that they like to cover the best song written in each country they play. So naturally they covered the Sugababe’s Overload before blaring into their own latest track Come Party and then running out of time because they partied too much.
Polish club have two more London shows this weekend and if you’re lucky enough to be going to either then be sure to wear your dancing shoes and do some vocal warm-ups because one way or another you’ll be jiving and belting out those ear worm lyrics.
POLISH CLUB PLAY NAMBUCCA ON AUGUST 4TH AND THE OLD BLUE LAST ON AUGUST 5TH.
THE DEBUT ALBUM, ALRIGHT ALREADY, IS OUT AUGUST 10TH.