Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


band members

Rudie Dodd Sandy Moore James Young Brett Middleton Reg Auldist-King


Bio

Polarize are expressive but calm, self-aware but not self-conscious, tight but not obnoxious. Today the Melbourne band share their new single ‘Eugene’s Calling’ and announce their Lucky Eye EP - out March 31 2021, featuring previously released tracks ‘Friends Again’ & ‘Big Old Kid’

Of the track vocalist, Rudie Dodd says, “I really wanted to write a funky song with a big chorus. I was listening to bands like Ratatat and Parcels at the time, and they have lots of upbeat Daft Punk-esque songs. After recording it definitely became a Polarize song, but that was the vibe I had in my head while I was writing it. “

He continues, “It’s probably the song that makes the least amount of sense, but that was kind of the point. The original idea behind it was that it was a fabricated phone conversation with an androgynous girl named ‘Eugene’, where she’d always call and spit out the same old story. It never made any sense but you always had to listen.”

Taking on a palette of influences, from the British post-punk sounds of The Clash and New Order to MGMT and The Strokes, their music runs the gamut from celebratory to experimental to brooding, always getting you there with a rhythm section that is snugly in-the-pocket.

The forthcoming EP was written and recorded in Melbourne's north, mixed by Colin Leadbetter (Leah Senior, Whitley, Girlatones) and mastered by Mikey Young (Total Control, Eddy Current Suppression Ring). The 5 tracks come together to form a weekend soundtrack, taking you from the cool giddiness of pre-drinks and out into the night, from the sharehouse kitchen dancefloor to the post-party crash and Sunday comedown. The transitions are seamless. You’re in safe hands.

Review

Lucky Eye

Polarize

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

23 Apr 2021

Triple J
40

this is a classic set up from polarize - it's like a serve volley combo from sampras or something. there's some jangly but kinda sad indie with gorgeous guitars and then with a minute to go they just send you into this outerspace groove filled melt.

this is a classic set up from polarize - it's like a serve volley combo from sampras or something. there's some jangly but kinda sad indie with gorgeous guitars and then with a minute to go they just send you into this outerspace groove filled melt.

Review

Lucky Eye

Polarize

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Apr 2021

Triple J
40

An assured new track from Polarize. There's that brisk pop feel but the band stack some meat on the bones - especially with that galloping change up.

An assured new track from Polarize. There's that brisk pop feel but the band stack some meat on the bones - especially with that galloping change up.

Review

Friends Again

Polarize

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

21 Jul 2020

Triple J
40

Swirly, expansive, cruisy psych. Nice one! Some really clever moments in that production too.

Swirly, expansive, cruisy psych. Nice one! Some really clever moments in that production too.