It took a whils but as promised i managed my shit my together for a Polyphonic Three round up. Featuring new music from three of the best new bands around: Sleigh Bells, Michael Kiwanuka and The Jungle Giants.
Starting with the Brisbane based four-tet The Jungle Giants. These sprightly teenagers, who have the pop groove firmly implanted within their funky selves, have been impressing audiences and radio jocks alike. Happy go lucky is the order of the day and the track below is a fine example. It’s yours for the cost of an email over on their bandcamp page. Kudus to Mr William Weightman for the top tip. Cheers pal.
Next up the soulful sounds of Michael Kiwanuka a London based singer songwriter. Vintage soul drenched sounds drip like honey from his debut EP Tell Me a Tale. The recording of which came together after Paul Butler from the Bee’s caught one of his gigs and invited him to the Isle of White to lay down some tracks. Soulful, acoustic style guitar flirts with the gentle nature of folk music giving the sound some retro flavours similar in taste as a young Curtis Mayfield. Check out the session he recorded recently for the Black Cab sessions below for a glimpse of everything this young chap has to offer;
Finishing off the Polyphonic action was the sunshiney sound of Sleigh Bells and their track Rill Rill. I first heard the track this week on BBC’s 6 music station which, aside from the might Bondi Fm, is one of the best stations around. There’s a touch of Santogold in this track which has, admitidly been out for a while. The video is a nutty blood fest with the Parliment sampling Sleigh bells track providing the perfect backing to a dusty road trip.