I am delighted to finally be able to announce that Live Music Pix has teamed up with MoonFrog to bring Skating Polly to Liverpool!
Having seen the band put on an outstanding show in Manchester back in 2019 (which feels like a very long time ago – particularly with a year without gigs in between) I just knew we had to bring them here.
If you’re not familiar with the band, have a flick through their back catalogue to get some idea why they are a must-see.
Their show will take place at Phase One, Seel St on Friday 25th March 2022.
Here’s their Bio:
“There’s a difficult to describe, yet timeless quality to certain songs that transcends genre or era. It’s something that you can’t fake or contrive and it’s what lies at the core of Skating Polly‘s music. The multi instrumentalist duo of Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse started their band in Oklahoma in 2009.
Admittedly the female-driven alternative acts that inspired the band such as Veruca Salt, X, The Breeders, L7 and Babes In Toyland (the later of whom Skating Polly toured with in Europe) aren’t typical reference points for most of today’s up-and-coming bands, but maybe they should be. “The thing that we identify with in a lot of those bands is that they can be really aggressive and loud while also being super melodic,” Kelli explains, adding that the new dynamic in the band helped them be more expansive when it came to their sound and arrangements. “Everything happened very smoothly when Kurtis became part of the band. It just felt natural having him there and writing with him.” In typical Skating Polly fashion, the trio will still be switching instruments live, something that’s become a hallmark of their performances and one that opens up more possibilities with the additional instrumentation on The Make It All Show – Skating Polly’s latest effort.
Speaking of live shows, Skating Polly really need to be seen in a club to fully grasp what makes them so special. “It can get pretty chaotic when we’re playing. People have said it feels like it could fall apart at any moment but in a good way,” Bighorse says with a laugh. “We try to make our music honest and engaging and I think that’s what drew us to people like Nina and Louise or Exene; you can probably guess a lot of the acts that we love, but we’re able to keep making music that always sounds like us,” Mayo explains. “We really try to make the songs the focus instead of trying to flaunt technical musical abilities,” adds Bighorse – and that honesty and optimism is why everyone from legendary musical figures as well as hardcore fans have gravitated toward Skating Polly’s music. The Make It All Show is the most fully realized work by Skating Polly yet and hints at an even brighter future for one of rock’s most promising acts.”
25/02: Arnhem, NL – Luxor
26/02: Bielefeld, DE – Extra Blues Bar
02/03: Paris, FR – TBA
03/03: Bourg en Bresse, FR – La Tannerie
04/03: Barberaz, FR – Brin de Zinc
09/03: Madrid, ESP – Wurlitzer Ballroom
10/03: San Sebastian, ESP – Dabadaba
11/03: Barcelona, ESP – Sidecar
12/03: Valencia, ESP – La Pèrgola
12/03: Alicante, ESP – CC Las Cigarreras
13/03: Zaragoza, ESP – La Lata de Bombillas
15/03: Zürich, CH – Dynamo
16/03: Karlsruhe, DE – KoHi
17/03: Dortmund, DE – Subrosa
18/03: Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang
19/03: Berlin, DE – Badehaus
22/03: Brighton, UK – The Hope & Ruin
23/03: Manchester, UK – Factory
24/03: Birmingham, UK – The Sunflower Lounge
25/03: Liverpool, UK – Phase One
26/03: Newcastle, UK – The Cluny
27/03: Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
28/03: London, UK – Lexington
Press Photo by Eric Luck