30 Years of POLYESTER RECORDS
Melbourne Music Week, Polyester Records and Wing & Gill present POLYFEST: 30 YEARS OF POLYESTER RECORDS at The Residence. *****Reminder this is a daytime show. Midday til 7pm. The residence is looking sweet by the way!
Featuring Beaches, Personal & The Pizzas (USA), New War, Chris Cohen (USA), Terrible Truths, Constant Mongrel, Super Wild Horses DJs and more!
In 1983, Vicki Phillips saw beyond the boarded-up wasteland of Brunswick Street and decided to open a record store as an outlet for her jazz obsession. Originally ‘Dizzy Spinners’, the name later changed to Polyester Records; a store which has since gone on to become a cultural institution for Melbourne.
Over three decades, Polyester’s ethos has remained unchanged; passionately supporting the local music scene through regular in-stores and album launches, and championing the best music from around the globe.
For one very special day at The Residence, Polyester Records celebrates its 30th birthday with a party to end all parties.
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, the five women of Beaches have graced the Australian music scene and beyond with their epic, sprawling psych-rock sound for more than five years.
Three greasy New Jersey goons, Personal & the Pizzas (US) are self-professed rock’n’rollin, beer-swilling delinquents. Audiences can expect a doozy of a stage show, with the boys’ common antics involving whipping chains, throwing guitars, and hurling boiled tomatoes at the audience.
Over the past couple years, New War have carved out a reputation as one of Australia’s best, most intense live bands, playing often as part of Melbourne’s rich underground (with friends like Lost Animal, Fabulous Diamonds, Beaches & My Disco) & sharing stages with fellow free thinkers such as Wire, Neu!/Harmonia, Laughing Clowns, Deerhoof, Gossip, Electrelane, EMA, Wild Flag & Jandek.
Producing psychedelic-pop with unexpected arrangements, Chris Cohen (US) carries an intimidating resume, having been a member of The Curtains, Cryptacize, Deerhoof and Natural Dreamers, and touring musician with White Magic, Cass McCombs, Haunted Graffiti and Danielson. A singing-drummer, Cohen also records his own bass, Casio MT65, piano, and guitar.
Post-punk and 70s influenced band Terrible Truths will offer ecstatic, intense pop songs, while Constant Mongrel bring some fierce garage punk noise reminiscent of many bands you found it hard to listen to but ended up loving.