Energetic, raw and genuine, The Pollydevlins have been ripping up the Melbourne and Adelaide soul-blues/rock scene with their original, hard-driving garage mod sound, fronted by the astonishing vocals of Kaliah Alice. Channelling mid-60’s British Mod bands with lashings of US West Coast psychedelia with a nod to 60's era women of rock Grace Slick and Janis Joplin, the Pollydevlins have blended these ingredients into a unique recipe for groove. Now they’re launching their first single '(Can't) Give You Love', available as 7” vinyl single in a full-colour groovy jacket!
The tune, Kaliah says, "Is something of an homage to party girls and floozies. '(Can’t) Give You Love' is a song about a flirtatious girl who wants to hear all your secrets and go to parties, but when it comes to the crunch, her love is not on offer...but the groove and passion are available by the bucket load!" Hard-driving and funky, the track is a perfect showcase for the free-style fire of Kaliah’s vocals and David Glavich’s virtuoso rock-blues guitar licks, driven by the powerhouse rhythm section of Amr Zaid’s bass and Mentor Ejupi’s drums, with delectable keys from Dan Webb.
The Pollydevlins were founded one spring night when Kaliah (formerly of SAMIA award winners Munchkin) and Amr (Triple J darlings Ratcat) got together in the fading hours of an 18 hour house party in Adelaide and spontaneously started writing songs. They continued writing, developing a unique mix of soul/pop substance with style, based on Kaliah’s ability to really, truly sing the blues, along with Amr’s love of 60’s garage, blues and soul, and strong and original pop instrumentation and arrangements. The band have just returned from wowing them at the 50 Years of MOD fest in Adelaide and are about to launch themselves at ya at The Gasometer, Sunday 19 October. Doors open 4 pm.