Emerging to the greater public with their 2017 debut full-length The Mortal Coil, Australia’s Polaris have become one of the country’s most prominent heavy bands. Expanding their footprint worldwide with interesting songwriting and a gifted instrumental section, they’re clearly a band who’ve influenced many of their own countrymen to start their own bands as well.
The album has now reached #1 in Australia, the band’s first album to do so. In fact, it reached higher in their home country than new albums by the likes of Slowdive (that new one is really good too, don’t sleep on one of shoegaze’s most legendary bands). Soldiering on despite the tragic passing of guitarist Ryan Siew a couple months ago, this is undoubtedly an achievement he’d have been proud of.
Just a taste of the magic of our first arena headline show. Melbourne, we’ll never forget Saturday night.
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— P O L A R I S (@PolarisAus) September 11, 2023