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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


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Melbourne band Polarize are treating fans with new music, announcing the release of their new EP, Lucky Eye, due out next month. The announcement comes with the release of the bands new single, Eugene's Calling.

Speaking of the track, vocalist Rudie Dodd shares: “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.”

Written and recorded in Melbourne's north, Lucky Eye was mixed by Colin Leadbetter (Leah Senior, Whitley, Girlatones) and mastered by Mikey Young (Total Control, Eddy Current Suppression Ring). The body of work is comprised of five tracks that work in unison to form a weekend soundtrack, set to take 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.

Bursting onto the scene in 2018 with their debut single Do What You Want, the band have gone on to release a handful of singles. Touring extensively throughout Melbourne, the band quickly grew a live following. Last year, the band launched their ‘housebound sessions’, a series releases recorded remotely from each band members homes. The first song, Housebound. Premiered on MILKY in September.

Eugene's Calling is out now! Listen to the track below.


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