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This week’s top tune was the first song the band along with Louise Post & Nina Gordon of Veruca Salt wrote for their brilliant new ep New Trick. NPR calls their horror-chic video ‘vaguely haunted, quite uncanny and good, creepy fun’. The band says the tune is “about being addicted to poisonous people. We wanted the one of the video to be somewhat serious, but not self-serious”.
It’s been said, and we whole-heartedly agree, that what the world needs now is another great rock and roll band.
Step sisters Kelli, Peyton, and brother Kurtis, are composers and they are performers, this is true. But perhaps most importantly, they are cultural reflections unto not only themselves, but to society. The members of the band have been pursuing their private destinies within the confines of the pop music jungle. As is so rarely the case, the whole of Skating Polly is much greater than the sum of its parts and the newly formed amalgam threatens to undermine the foundations of the rock power elite. Godspeed young Polly, godspeed.
Fresh off a triumphant UK tour supporting Kate Nash, the Polly return to the States supporting punk legends X’s 40th Anniversary Tour starting Sept 6th in Las Vegas including a slot at Chicago’s Riot Fest 2017 on Sept 15th!
Contact & Licensing:
“Hail Mary” was written by Kelli Mayo, Peyton Bighorse, Louise Post, and Nina Gordon. Skating Polly is published by Go Polly Girl Songs (ASCAP) and Melting By 40 Music (ASCAP)/Some Kind of Music LLC, a Notable Music Co. / contact: Damon Booth / firstname.lastname@example.org. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. / contact: Sean McGraw / email@example.com.
Louise Post and Nina Gordon are published by Big Deal Notes/Are You There God It’s Me Music (ASCAP). Administered by Words & Music, a division of Big Deal Music LLC.
Master controlled by El Camino Media.
Aug 30 2017
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This week we bring you a brand new Skating Polly tune that we adore. You can watch a sweet live performance of the song the band recently did for the launch of Kate Nash‘s Girl Gang TV right HERE . Girl Gang is a community aligned with the resurgence of the pro-feminine riot grrrl scene. It originally began as a series of private gatherings in Kate’s garage and now has expanded to an international network of like-minded people who want to make a difference. A place for rad humans to gather ad learn new skills, inspire others, express themselves, and share ideas.
Check out a new interview with Kelli and Peyton of Skating Polly about the music and art that inspires them in The Radical magazine’s new all female issue with Kate Nash on the cover. Features fellow-badasses; Tove Lo, Laua Marling, Kate Tempest, Sleater-Kinney, HOLYCHILD, and more.
3.20 – Girls Rock Austin Day Party – 7PM. Austin, TX SXSW.
4.24 – Middle of the Map Festival – Kansas City, MO. With: Atmosphere, Lord Huron, Ben Kweller, OK Go, Iron & Wine, and others.
5.24 – Trinity, Bristol UK. Supporting Babes in Toyland.
5.25 – Engine Room Southampton UK. Supporting Babes in Toyland.
5.26 – Shepherds Bush Empire London UK. Supporting Babes in Toyland.
5.27 – Gorilla Manchester UK. Supporting Babes in Toyland.
5.28 – Oran Mor Glasgow UK. Supporting Babes in Toyland.
Contact & Licensing:
“Benny Once Told Me” was written by Skating Polly. Published by Go Polly Girl Songs (ASCAP) and Melting By 40 Music (ASCAP)/Some Kind of Music LLC, a Notable Music Co. / contact: Damon Booth / firstname.lastname@example.org. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. / contact: Sean McGraw / email@example.com. Master controlled by Skating Polly.
Mar 18 2015
Premiere: Skating Polly and Kate Nash show their softer sides in “A Little Late” video. The video for the piano-led ballad from their recent lp, Fuzz Steilacoom, was filmed on a tour run from their house in Oklahoma to Los Angeles, shooting in locations like Stillwater, OK and Tucamcari New Mexico and various locales around L.A. such as Santa Monica, Eagle Rock, and Griffith Park. The song showcases singer Kelli Mayo’s delicate vocals and impressive skills on the keys. Watch the Dave Smith-directed video HERE and look out for a cameo from Kate Nash.
Sep 08 2014