This piece was written by Virginia Ambrus, a friend and collaborator.
Precise rhythm, sinthesizers, samples, analog drum-machines, acidity, well-used compasses, shows full of improvisation and guitars with a strong punk rock pitch. This is the sound of Galinhas Polacas (Polish Chicken), a duo from the brazilian northeast, more precisely Salvador, Bahia.
Formed early this year by two old friends, Eduardo ( drums, vocals) and Belvis (guitars, programming, samples, vocals), they've already earned large repercussion throughout indie festivals. Besides the current project, they were the founders of cheesy-rock band known as Movidos à Álcool (Fueled by Alcohol). However, under this moniker, they're coming up with a more sour, ironic and indigestible sound.
The officially recorded repertoire is now up to three songs: Parabéns (Happy Birthday), O Bozo Não Tem Cartilagem (The Bozo Doesn't Hae Cartilage) and Sua Mãe é Homem? (Is Your Mother a Man?). The lyrics are short, objective and satirical, going through different themes such as expectation turned into love disenchantment (Parabéns) and mocking criticism towards the myth of a famous TV clown and kid-show personality in Brazil using drugs(O Bozo Não Tem Cartilagem). It's a large mix of distinct influences ranging from The White Stripes, Neil Young, Sonic Youth and Brazil's own Cidadão Instigado and Arnaldo Baptista. Even great names of the humor punk rock scene like Joelho de Porco and all time favorite multi-faceted Tom Zé are somewhat present in the duo's work.
Recently, galinhas polacas have been laying some eggs on the upper side of America. There is a lot of buzz going on over the loud, weird-outfitted young men braving these lands. Will they live up to it?