Writers / Artists
Artist's Web Site: http://skatingpolly.com
Informed by riot grrrl sounds and culture, mixed with ’70′s punk rock, early-’90s alt-rock, folk music and tinted by new-age elements, Skating Polly is a sister duo from Oklahoma made up of Kelli Mayo (16) & Peyton Bighorse (21). The band was formed in 2009 after a jam session at the girls’ Halloween party. Their sophomore album, Lost Wonderfuls (2013), was produced by none other than Exene Cervenka of X and mixed by Kliph Scurlock of The Flaming Lips. Their 2014 album, Fuzz Steilacoom was tracked by Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening. 2015 saw the release of a pair of new singles as the band continued to expand their touring range with a stint supporting Babes in Toyland throughout Europe. By year’s end they’d completed their fourth album, The Big Fit, which arrived in March 2016.
Rave reviews for The Big Fit:
“A unique and tantalizing album” – Clunk
“So much power, passion, and songwriting excellence. 4/5 Stars!” – Kerrang!
“This is a complex, diverse, incredible record, with so much heart and soul it almost hurts” – The Punk Archive
The band enjoys the support of KROQ‘s legendary DJ, Rodney Bingenheimer and has taken the stage with punk legends like Mike Watt, X, and the Flesh Eaters. Skating Polly have also toured with such indie heavy-hitters as Deerhoof, Kate Nash, and Band of Horses. The stepsisters have recently collaborated with alternative rock goddesses Nina Gordon and Louise Post of Veruca Salt and producer Brad Wood on an ep entitled New Trick coming early 2017.