Skating Polly UK & EU Tour Starts This Week

January 16, 2024


UK & EU tour starts this week!
Album ‘Chaos County Line’ out now on El Camino Media

Following the release of last year’s sprawling, combustible and uncompromising double-album ‘Chaos County Line’via El Camino Media, Skating Polly will bring their infamous high-octane live show to venues across the UK and mainland Europe over the coming weeks. 

Skating Polly European tour dates:
17 Jan – Nantes, FR – Le Ferrailleur
18 Jan – Tours, FR – Le Bateau Ivre
19 Jan – Paris, FR – Le Point Ephémère
20 Jan – London, UK – Omeara
21 Jan – Birmingham, UK – Dark Horse
23 Jan – Bristol, UK – Louisiana
24 Jan – Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
25 Jan – Manchester, UK – Factory
27 Jan – Edinburgh, UK – Mash House
28 Jan – Glasgow, UK – Stereo

31 Jan – Groningen, NL – Vera
01 Feb – Haarlem, NL – Patronaat
02 Feb – Eindhoven, NL – Stroomhuis
03 Feb – Diksmuide, BE – 4AD
04 Feb – Cologne, DE – MTC
06 Feb – Karlsruhe, DE – KoHi
07 Feb – Munich, DE – MILLA
09 Feb – Berlin, DE – Reset Club
10 Feb – Aalborg, DK – 1000Fryd
11 Feb – Hamburg, DE – Stellwerk
13 Feb – Oberhausen, DE – Druckluft
14 Feb – Stuttgart, DE – Galao
16 Feb – Dresden, DE – Scheune
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Over the past decade, few artists have embodied the unbridled freedom of punk like Skating Polly. Formed when stepsisters Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse were just 9 and 14, the band have channeled their chameleonic musicality into a sound they call “Ugly Pop,” unruly and subversive and wildly melodic. With Kelli’s brother Kurtis Mayo joining on drums in 2017, they’ve also built a close-knit community of fans while earning the admiration of their musical forebears, a feat that’s found them collaborating with icons like X’s Exene Cervenka and Beat Happening’s Calvin Johnson, touring with Babes In Toyland, and starring as the subject of a feature-length documentary.

On their new double album Chaos County Line’, Skating Polly reach a whole new level of self-possession, ultimately sharing their most expansive and emotionally powerful work to date. The follow-up to 2018’s ‘The Make It All Show’Chaos County Line’ finds Skating Polly showcasing the depth of their growth, both as songwriters and personally. Whether they’re opening up about matters internal (identity, disassociation, unhealthy coping mechanisms) or external (obsession, deception, gaslighting), Skating Polly imbue that outpouring with an unfettered emotional truth. 

Working again with Brad Wood, the acclaimed producer behind indie-rock classics like Liz Phair’s Exile in Guyville‘Chaos County Line’ sees their songs journey from art-punk to noise-rock to piano-driven power-pop, matching that musical complexity with a sharply honed narrative voice that manifests in countless forms (ultravivid poetry, diary-like confession, fearlessly detailed storytelling, etc.). 
Over the course of its 18 kaleidoscopic tracks, ‘Chaos County Line’ embraces the kind of combustible emotion that comes from fully uncompromised self-expression. “I think on this record Kelli and Peyton were really confident in being more honest and more experimental at the same time, whereas in the past they might’ve made the lyrics more poetic in order to cloak that honesty a bit,” says Kurtis. And as their songs shift from devastating to exhilarating to gloriously cathartic, Skating Polly hope to provide the same sense of solace they found in creating the album. “I’ve had people tell me we’ve helped them get through a breakup or an abusive relationship or the death of someone they loved, and all these other heavy obstacles everyone goes through,” says Kelli. “I feel like I’m not necessarily the best person to draw a map on how to live the happiest life, but I like the idea that our songs can make other people’s lives better in some way. I want our music to be like armor.”

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