Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like


band members

ERIK HECHT: vocals, guitar // ASH BLAKENEY: lead guitar // DAVE THIRKETTLE-WATTS: bass // ELLIOTT BRANNEN: trumpet, vocals // SAMANTHA WASS: guitar, piano accordion, keys, vocals // TOBY LANG: drums // REBECCA MAY: keys, vocals


Influences

Decemberists, Lee Hazlewood, Velvet Underground


Bio

Formed as a three piece in 2004 by an American ex-pat, an English born doctor and a country boy moved to the big city, Perth based band Institut Polaire were destined from the start to have a dizzying array of influences. With a palette of sounds ranging from country tinged psychedelia to 60's soundtracks, bubblegum pop to kraut-rock, Institut Polaire are musically schizophrenic; taking little pieces of each genre to create a special blend of their own. Pulling off these ambitious layered wall-of-sound aspirations does take a lot of sonic firepower. As a result, Institut Polaire has grown from humble three piece roots into a full-blown collective who currently number between 7 and 9 members toting everything from vintage Wurlitzer pianos to violins, banjos, trumpets, Powerbooks and glockenspiels.

Review

Reviewed by Steph Hughes Steph Hughes

26 Aug 2010

Triple J
30

There is somethi...

There is something very cinematic about the way you folks take on indy pop. Consistently sunny, and great to listen to if youre having a shitty day. Love the trumpet line and the 'writing on the wall' bit.

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Reviewed by Rosie Beaton Rosie Beaton

18 Aug 2010

Triple J
40

love you guys - ...

love you guys - smooth rockin pop songs put more tracks up to share

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Review

s-h-a-z-a-m

12 Oct 2010

40

Lovely track, I ...

Lovely track, I am definitely intrigued and look forward to your set at The Worker's Club in a couple of weeks!

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