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Polish Club Share “Slow Jam” New Single ‘Heavyweight’

Polish Club have shared the second new single from their as-yet-untitled fourth studio album, a ballad (and self-described “slow jam”) titled ‘Heavyweight’. The song was premiered live at the end of last month at the band’s one-off Sydney show, taking place at the now-permanent Spiegeltent in Moore Park. In a press statement, drummer and backing vocalist John-Henry Pajak noted the unconventional way in which the duo wrote the song with collaborator Robby De Sá.

“I think the way the song came about is pretty interesting,” he said. “It changed from a groovy, kind of rnb song to [kind of] a Britpop anthem. Both ‘Heavyweight’ and ‘Manila’ were me suggesting titles and [lead vocalist and guitarist, David] Novak writing lyrics around them. I feel like we are embracing the slow jams more as we get older.”

The duo have also shared an accompanying music video for the self-produced single, which they shot and directed themselves. It was made in collaboration with boutique Sydney collective Downgrade, who have previously worked on videos for acts like Jack Ladder and DMA’s.

Polish Club – ‘Heavyweight’

‘Heavyweight’ follows on from the release of ‘Manila’ last month, which was the band’s first release as completely-independent artists since their 2016 single ‘My House’. The band will play a run of shows in support of their new music later in the year, supporting Spiderbait on their Black Betty 20th Anniversary national tour. Polish Club will open the shows in Brisbane, Hobart, Newcastle, Wollongong and their hometown of Sydney across August and September 2024.

Further Reading

“We’re Going For The Long Haul”: Polish Club On What It’s Really Like To Make An Album

Polish Club On Playing COVID-Safe Gigs, The Pop Vibes On New Single ‘Just Talking’ & New Album Plans

Polish Club Frontman Dave Novak On The Band’s Origins & The Making Of New Album ‘Iguana’

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