Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


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 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.

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.

Review

freehouse

01 Aug 2008

50

I just love this song. Everything in this song compliments the overall production. A chilled mellow song which is fast enough to get you moving. With a great sound that could go with a romance movie that doesn't suck.

I just love this song. Everything in this song compliments the overall production. A chilled mellow song which is fast enough to get you moving. With a great sound that could go with a romance movie that doesn't suck.

Review

anygood

23 May 2009

50

You won't be able to keep your feet still. A very polished and complex sound... it all works!

You won't be able to keep your feet still. A very polished and complex sound... it all works!