Aussie duo Polish Club make impressive UK live debut

If you like great rock ‘n’ roll and a band who knows how bring the party to a gig – Polish Club are your boys! 

Last weekend, Aussie soul punks Polish Club made the trip to our side of the globe ahead of the UK release of their debut album Alright Already. Having already established themselves as one of the hottest new bands in Australia, the duo is ready to take over the world with their infectious rock music. No frills, just good old rock ‘n’ roll.

On one of the hottest nights of the year (seriously, is this heat wave over yet?), Polish Club played Hackney’s wonderfully hip Paper Dress Vintage – vintage clothing store by day, amazing venue and bar at night.

And although the venue had been blessed with air condition, the band made sure to get the room to boiling point from the first riff to the last. Extremely catchy and rockabilly-infused Watchuknow is a born crowd pleaser and as you look around the room, everyone is dancing  and smiling. Although the audience might be new to the songs, it doesn’t keep Polish Club from giving it their all – with vocalist David Novak pointing out though that “they don’t know the songs so we can do whatever we want”.

“We’re gonna slow it down, or I’m gonna pass out” he adds before the band launches into If It Was Me off their upcoming debut album Alright Already. Polish Club have also decided to cover a “local” band or song at their non-Aussie shows and so we got treated to a punked up rendition of the Sugababes’ hit single Overload. 

And if the set didn’t feel like an invitation to party already, the duo add recent single Come Party. And if it hadn’t been the eighth week of boiling heat that sucked the energy out of this country, the feet-tapping and localised swaying would sure have been a wild rock’n’roll party. So next time Polish Club are in town, make sure you go check them out.