Skating Polly hit the road next week: supporting Kate Nash and headline dates20-07-2017
Skating Polly will be over this month and the next to be main support for Kate Nash on her Europe and do some headline shows in between. Find all tourdates at the bottom of this message.
The stepsister duo Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse met when their parents started dating. Soon, the pair were writing music together with instruments lying around the family home. “I was 12 or 13, and I was kind of like a moody teenager who thought I was too cool to hang out with my little sister,” Bighorse recalls. Obviously, she got over it pretty quickly, because in 2009, by the time she was 14, and Mayo was 9, the two had started Skating Polly in Oklahoma City.
Along the way, while making their self-described “ugly pop,” the sisters have received acclaim from some of their musical heroes, including Exene Cervenka of X and Kat Bjelland of Babes in Toyland.
Skating Polly’s latest project is a three-song EP titled New Trick (released in April), a collaboration with Louise Post and Nina Gordon, co-frontwomen of Veruca Salt. A moodily fun, fuzzed-out pop with layered harmonies. Peyton and Mayo, known for being multi-instrumental, bring an assured, raw emotional range to their music rather than prettily truncating it. The band recently added brother Kurtis Mayo on drums.
25-JUL: Dublin (IRL) @ The Academy º
26-JUL: Belfast (N-IRE) @ The Limelight 2 º
27-JUL: Cardiff (UK) @ The Moon Club ^
28-JUL: Exeter (UK) @ Cavern Club ^
29-JUL: Leicester (UK) @ Cookie
30-JUL: Grimsby (UK) @ Yardbirds Rock Club ^
31-JUL: Glasgow (UK) @ Broadcast ^
01-AUG: Edinburgh (UK) @ Queen`s Hall º
02-AUG: Bristol (UK) @ Thunderbolt ^
03-AUG: Leeds (UK) @ Church º SOLD OUT
04-AUG: Manchester (UK) @ O2 Ritz º
05-AUG: Nottingham (UK) @ Rock City º
06-AUG: Bristol (UK) @ O2 Academy º
08-AUG: Brighton (UK) @ Concorde 2 º SOLD OUT
09-AUG: London (UK) @ O2 Sheperd`s Bush Empire º
10-AUG: London (UK) @ O2 Sheperd`s Bush Empire º SOLD OUT
11-AUG: London (UK) @ Sebright Arms
12-AUG: Stroud (UK) @ The Prince Albert
14-AUG: Mannheim (DE) @ Der Mannheim Kult
15-AUG: Nürnberg (DE) @ K4
16-AUG: Frankfurt (DE) @ Zoom º SOLD OUT
17-AUG: Düsseldorf (DE) @ Zakk º
18-AUG: Hamburg (DE) @ Uebel & Gefaehrlich º
19-AUG: Berlin (DE) @ Festsaal º
20-AUG: Hamburg (DE) @ Monkeys Music Club
21-AUG: Amsterdam (NL) @ Melkweg º
º = w/ Kate Nash
^ = w/ Hands Off Gretel