Long live the greasy, stretching guitar solo. If you agree with the past statement, do yourself a favour and get into the Polymorphines, a crashing, swirling quintet out of Ottawa that take about as much time to give you a head and heart rush as a line of Colombia’s finest white. Drawing heavy influence from Iggy and the Stooges, there’s a certain swagger and presence on Transistor Sister.
This album clicks in all the right places, punching through with fuzzed-out ‘70s riffs while also lending themselves to equally fuzzy sonic tangents, such as on the wandering but intoxicating “Bring Your Love Back Home”. Despite the band’s palpable sense of youth, the Polymorphines strut to the finish line with classically trained poise. If you’ve ever walked into a dodgy bar and been knocked over by the band onstage, then a spin of Transistor Sister might bring back some pretty powerful memories. Child’s play this abum is not.
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