Spring Tour with Charly Bliss, Headline Run w/ Potty Mouth & Playing FYF Fest

Skating Polly is excited to drop the official music video for their new single “Hollywood Factory,” which was shot and directed by PBS kids punk rock show / production company Pancake Mountain in Los Angeles.  “Hollywood Factory” is available for purchase and streaming Friday April 27th via all DSPs and is from the band’s forthcoming studio album The Make It All Show – due out May 4th on El Camino Media.  The punk rock trio also kicks-off a string of headline dates today, which lead into a Midwest tour with Charly Bliss in May, and a headline run in June supported by Potty Mouth – Skating Polly will then return to Los Angeles in July with an appearance at FYF Fest alongside the likes of Janet Jackson, The XX, St. Vincent, Future and more.

We first wrote Hollywood Factory after I filmed a pilot for a tv show and the possibility of it getting picked up was all I could think about for a while. The lyrics were meant to poke fun at the idea of going to Hollywood and selling out, or at least trying to sell out if Hollywood will have you. Anyway, it didn't get picked up and we kinda swept the song under the rug with it but right before we went in to record the album, we decided to work on it again, this time with Kurtis on board as our third member. We made the lyrics darker at some points and just more sarcastic overall. Despite the sarcasm, It's probably the most poppy song on the record and the most cheerful one for sure! – Kelli Mayo
The Make It All Show sees the band tapping producer Brad Wood, who also helmed 2017’s melody-rich New Trick EP, for 11 new tracks that expand on Skating Polly’s ever-growing dynamics.  The higher highs and lower lows are further bolstered by the sibling trio’s tightknit songwriting, with Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse trading-off lead vocal duties flawlessly, andKurtis Mayo making his album debut and driving its cadence with the maturity of a musician twice his age.  The Make It All Show also has Skating Polly reuniting with former producer and tour-mate Exene Cervenka, who co-wrote the lead single “Queen For A Day,” which NPR says “drips with punk sensibilities: from Kelli Mayo's snarling vocal performance to the simple and stripped down verses leading into the thrashing of guitars on the chorus.”
The LA-centric video for “Hollywood Factory” is out now, complete with synchronized dancing, pool parties, and a ’65 Mustang – Skating Polly recently stopped by Seattle’s alternative station107.7 The End (who premiered the cut this morning) for a performance and interview on theLocals Only show. The single is available this Friday via all DSPs and is from the band’s forthcoming 5th full-length The Make It All show, which you can pre-order HERE via El Camino Media.  Be sure to catch the band on the road this Spring and Summer, dates with Charly Bliss, Potty Mouth and more can be found below. As always, stay tuned to www.skatingpolly.com for all up-to-date information.

Confirmed Tour Dates
April 24th @ Neurolux in Boise, ID ^
April 25th @ Kilby Court in Salt Lake City, UT ^
April 27th @ The House Café in Dekalb, IL ^
April 28th @ Rumba Café in Columbus, OH ^
April 29th @ Melody Inn in Indianapolis, IN ^
May 2nd @ The Camel in Richmond, VA %
May 3rd @ Kings in Raleigh, NC %
May 4th @ Tin Roof in Charleston, SC ^
May 5th @ Jack Rabbits in Jacksonville, FL ^
May 6th @ Vinyl in Pensacola, FL %
May 8th @ Stubb’s Indoor in Austin, TX %
May 9th @ Three Links in Dallas, TX %
May 11th @ Marquis Theater in Denver, CO %
May 12th @ Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, CO %
May 14th @ RecordBar in Kansas City, MO %
May 15th @ Raccoon Motel in Davenport, IA %
May 17th @ Empty Bottle in Chicago, IL %
May 18th @ Loving Touch in Ferndale, MI %
May 19th @ Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, ON %
June 1st @ Opolis in Norman, OK *
June 2nd @ Replay Lounge in Lawrence, KS *
June 3rd @ Monocle in St. Louis, MO *
June 5th @ High Watt in Nashville, TN *
June 6th @ Milestone Club in Charlotte, NC *
June 7th @ DC9 in Washington, DC *
June 8th @ Mercury Lounge in New York, NY *
June 9th @ Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia, PA *
June 10th @ Once Lounge and Ballroom in Somerville, MA *
June 12th @ Funhouse at Mr. Small’s in Pittsburgh, PA *
June 13th @ Grog Shop in Cleveland, OH *
June 15th @ Lee’s Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis, MN *
June 16th @ Reverb in Omaha, NE *
^ Headline | % w/ Charly Bliss | * Headline w/ Potty Mouth

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