Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


band members

Greg Beazley Drums Josh Phillips Guitar/Vocal/Keys Jon Marco Guitar/Vocal/Keys Tom McCarthey-Jones Bass/Moustache


Influences

the beatles, pavement, The Sleepy Jackson


Bio

Mixing danceable drums, pacey guitars, infectious basslines, and synths; Adelaide's Poly&theStatics create exciting, genre-bending pop songs that you won't forget. They've built themselves a strong reputation around hometown Adelaide and interstate having supported The Presets, Wolf&Cub, The Lemonheads, Dappled Cities Fly, Panda Band, Starky, The Mess Hall, Riff Random, Dead Frenchmen and The Boat People, succeded in assorted competition, played at the 2007 Big Day Out released their and recieved solid radio airplay across Australia on Triple J, Nova, FBI, RRR and 3D Radio (..#15 most played 2005, #16 in 2006). The boys have finally released their 3rd ep, called Paper Lanterns, which is available at Big Star music, Rundle Mall, Adelaide, or by contacting the band through myspace. "…one of the most talked about acts in town". Lauren Mcmenemy, The Advertiser. “…*****... puts you in a good mood. Big thumbs up from me.” Zan Rowe, Triple J. "...snappy rock you can dance to." J-Mag. "...it's no surprise that theyre hip, it's a pleasant surprise they're actually good." Peach, FBI Radio. “...I can't breathe. Is this love? Or emphysema? Only time will tell.” Chuck, Sandwich Club. “…it was Poly&theStatics that blew everyone's minds… their sound is as diverse as anything we've seen this year” Geoff, GetBigLittleKid. “…like the indie scene equivalent of The Wiggles… these guys really DO know how to get the place jumping around like a spastic bouncy castle.” Spoz, Blogspot. “Disrespectful of 2-Pac!” Abusive drunk, The Crown & Anchor.

Review

Reviewed by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

17 Aug 2006

Triple J
50

They're spot on with their reference to The Strokes as the vocalist uses the same distortion through his mic as Casablancas does... but this band isn't purely referential. This is a great song - full of handclaps, great melody and such a hooky guitar line. It puts you in a good mood. Big thumbs up from me.

They're spot on with their reference to The Strokes as the vocalist uses the same distortion through his mic as Casablancas does... but this band isn't purely referential. This is a great song - full of handclaps, great melody and such a hooky guitar line. It puts you in a good mood. Big thumbs up from me.

Review

Reviewed by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

26 Aug 2007

Triple J
40

The sound of a band starting to hit their strides. Breezy pop, a little like Belle & Sebastian, but very Australian in sound still.

The sound of a band starting to hit their strides. Breezy pop, a little like Belle & Sebastian, but very Australian in sound still.