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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


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Sydney duo Polish Club have shared the music video for their latest track, Just Talking. The visual comes only days before the pair are set to make their return to the stage.

Directed by Tim Nathan, the clip is visually simplistic, but highly stylised. Throughout the visual, we see Polish Club performing in front of yellow and orange backdrops with cut in shots of various visceral vignettes of unfortunate events. Drawing inspirations from 90’s music videos, the frantic nature of the clip paired with its simplicity and quick cuts creates a cycle of anti-continuity.

Speaking of the clip, Nathan shares: “We talked about making something that felt quite tactile, that might shock people a little at times, that lead to looking at those cringe OCD compilation videos on YouTube and eventually to a more stylised version of that, combined with a gentle merging of these elements into the band's performance. There was also this idea of anti-continuity which I guess we see when things randomly appear and disappear in the video.”

Novak reflected fondly upon the experience, adding: “The weird thing about video shoots compared to recording music is how there is usually some sort of catering involved. You can go two days straight in a music studio without anyone mentioning food, but as soon as we step into a music video shoot, there's a whole damn table. It's a real treat. And to make things even better this time around, there were several fun shots that involved actual food, so there was probably double the amount at this one. Not only did Tim make a baller video, he involved more food than usual, which gets a huge tick of approval from me. So thank you Director Tim Nathan for your creative vision, and thank you Producer Georgia Creer for baking such delicious cakes.”

On their first release of 2020, the guitar-led track is a carefree summer vibe, Polish Club are breezing in just at the right time. The feel good track is all about sitting back and relaxing, with David Novak sharing insight into the theme of the track, “Why the hell am I angry, what are we even doing? Let’s just relax and speak to each other like normal people. I’d be a hell of a lot less stressed and things would probably be better for all if everyone just calmed down and listened to each other, myself included.”

Written after the release of their massive sophomore record, Iguana, the duo leaned into their impulse when it came to writing new material. “We had found ourselves overthinking songs, so it was instinctual to shut that down and go back to writing whatever felt right. Songs that sound effortless do so because they were effortless to write. It’s near impossible to fake that,” Novak reflects.

The band will continue the stripped back approach exhibited on Just Talking, adding “We’ve been writing in a more stripped back environment and it has resulted in music that has to stand up on its own merit with just melody and beat over some chords. That simplicity and directness permeates through the lyrics and message.”

Just Talking is out now! Watch the music video below and find all the details for Polish Club's upcoming shows.


Tuesday, 17 November

Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW (early) - SOLD OUT

Tuesday, 17 November,

Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW (late) 

Wednesday, 18 November

Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW (early) - SOLD OUT

Wednesday, 18 November

Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW (late)  - SOLD OUT


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