CD Single. Limited edition of 300 copies. Released on Change The
Wind Records 2005.
Available through Fuego.de
7” vinyl EP (4 songs). Limited edition of 300 copies. Released
on Change The Wind Records 2004.
7” vinyl EP (4 songs). Limited edition of 500 copies, released on For Us Records 2001,
Rough Trade Shop, Talbot Road, London.
Reviews of the previous EP, under the name Polyester
Polyester’s “Halfway To The Sun” E.P (For Us) may sound like it was recorded in a shoebox,
but has more than enough style and charm to see it through. Lead track Anytime is a sweetly
summery lo-fi sing along with more than a hint of Ray Davies about it, a suspicion
strengthened by C’mon Baby, a thrashing rock’n’rollerthat could have come from an early Kinks E.P.
This could be something to keep an eye on in the future.
Polyester ‘Half way to the Sun’ EP (For Us Records).
Following on from last missives brace of reviews, another release from Rough Trade’s off shoot For Us Records.
I suspect that this has been out for a fair while, but let’s face it you just can’t hold a good tune or as in this case good tunes down.
Polyester are not as first suspected a band as such but rather a one man enterprise by the name of Johan Lagerstrom from Sweden.
On the evidence displayed on these four tracks a very talented individual who it seems has a penchant for the Beatles.
Opening with the intoxicating rush of ‘Anytime’ which honestly sounds like the Rutles giving their most polished tribute to the Beatles
and benefiting with the kind of roughened production work as found on the Fab 4’s first Anthology instalment.
Sneak in a few passing nods to Of Montreal and it makes for a damn fine hip jiggling tune.
‘C’mon Baby’ is more Everley’s than McCartney’s; easy to recognise the pre Moptop influence of the Silver Beatles at work here, smart, sweet and spiffing stuff.
Flip over for the superbly addictive ‘Halfway to the Sun’ with its high pitched off centre vocals that in some parts recall early
Buddy Holly and married to the same kind of simplistic melody thrilled stuff that June Panic often churns out with such ease.
Ending the collection with ‘Change the wind’ a slightly jaunty blues vibe, more in the essence of 50’s Sun sessions than modernist pop, and am I complaining? No siree.