Skating Polly tours UK/Europe with Kate Nash and include some headline dates too10-05-2017
Skating Polly, the stepsister duo of Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse, often calls its music "ugly pop." It's a fitting description for songs that veer between sweet and catchy and full-throated screams with distorted, chug-a-lug guitar. The band's sound is deeply indebted to '90s grunge and alt-rock, but never comes across as pure imitation, perhaps because the duo viewed that era from the outside; when Skating Polly released its first album in 2011, both Mayo and Bighorse were still teens.
Recently, Skating Polly teamed up with Veruca Salt's co-frontwomen Louise Post and Nina Gordon, who helped the band write an EP called New Trick. The EP is out now through El Camino Media.
Hailing from Oklahoma by way of Tacoma, Washington, Skating Polly primarily takes influence from late-’90s female-fronted grunge acts like Veruca Salt, The Breeders, L7 and Babes In Toyland. However, their wide-ranging listening habits allow them to synthesize many sounds into their music, giving them an incredible breadth of sounds, both sonically and lyrically.
Today we can announce the band will be touring the UK/Europe with Kate Nash, and while they're at it they've included some headline dates too. Scroll down to find all tourdates.
25-07-2017: Dublin (IRL) @ The Academy º
26-07-2017: Belfast (N-IRE) @ The Limelight 2 º
27-07-2017: Cardiff (UK) @ The Moon Club ^
28-07-2017: Exeter (UK) @ Cavern Club ^
29-07-2017: Leicester (UK) @ Cookie
31-07-2017: Glasgow (UK) @ Broadcast ^
01-08-2017: Edinburgh (UK) @ Queen`s Hall º
02-08-2017: Bristol (UK) @ Thunderbolt
03-08-2017: Leeds (UK) @ Church º
04-08-2017: Manchester (UK) @ O2 Ritz º
05-08-2017: Nottingham (UK) @ Rock City º
06-08-2017: Bristol (UK) @ O2 Academy º
08-08-2017: Brighton (UK) @ Concorde 2 º SOLD OUT
09-08-2017: London (UK) @ O2 Sheperd`s Bush Empire º
10-08-2017: London (UK) @ O2 Sheperd`s Bush Empire º SOLD OUT
11-08-2017: London (UK) @ Sebright Arms
12-08-2017: Stroud (UK) @ The Prince Albert
14-08-2017: Mannheim (DE) @ Der Mannheim Kult
15-08-2017: Nürnberg (DE) @ K4
16-08-2017: Frankfurt (DE) @ Zoom º
17-08-2017: Düsseldorf (DE) @ Zakk º
18-08-2017: Hamburg (DE) @ Uebel & Gefaehrlich º
19-08-2017: Berlin (DE) @ Festsaal º
20-08-2017: Hamburg (DE) @ Monkeys Music Club
21-08-2017: Amsterdam (NL) @ Melkweg º