With their EP, ‘New Trick’ out now on El Camino Media, Tacoma, Washington-based Skating Polly have announced extensive European tour dates for this summer. The shows take in slots opening for Kate Nash, as well as their own headline dates – details below.

Following the 2016 release of their highly acclaimed album The Big Fit, the step-sister duo of Peyton Bighorse and Kelli Mayo found themselves on the receiving end of glowing admiration from Veruca Salt’s co-frontwomen Louise Post and Nina Gordon, who had reached out looking to collaborate. A dream come true, the band soon joined Post and Gordon in Los Angeles for a writing session, where the four musicians hit it off instantly and soon entered the studio with Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Sunny Day Real Estate, Smashing Pumpkins) to record the three new tracks that make up New Trick. The EP’s artwork is appropriately provided by famous 1970’s punk-era photographer and co-founder of Slash magazine Melanie Nissen, with the vinyl including a B-side etching hand-drawn by the band.

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Originally from Oklahoma, Mayo and Bighorse are self-taught multi-instrumentalists and the new EP and tour sees them welcome their brother Kurtis Mayo to the band. Playing mostly on drums, the new expanded line up frees the band to fully realise their live potential, whilst continuing to trade instruments.

Skating Polly live dates:


25 Dublin (IRL) @ The Academy *

26 Belfast (N-IRE) @ The Limelight 2 *

27 Cardiff (UK) @ The Moon Club #

28 Exeter (UK) @ Cavern Club #

29 Leicester (UK) @ Cookie

31 Glasgow (UK) @ Broadcast #


01 Edinburgh (UK) @ Queen's Hall *

02 Bristol (UK) @ Thunderbolt #

03 Leeds (UK) @ Church *

04 Manchester (UK) @ O2 Ritz *

05 Nottingham (UK) @ Rock City *

06 Bristol (UK) @ O2 Academy *

08 Brighton (UK) @ Concorde 2 * SOLD OUT

09 London (UK) @ O2 Sheperd's Bush Empire *

10 London (UK) @ O2 Sheperd's Bush Empire * SOLD OUT

11 London (UK) @ Sebright Arms

12 Stroud (UK) @ The Prince Albert

Europe - August

14 Mannheim (DE) @ Der Mannheim Kult

15 Nurnberg (DE) @ K4

16 Frankfurt (DE) @ Zoom *

17 Düsseldorf (DE) @ Zakk )*

18 Hamburg (DE) @ Uebel & Gefaehrlich *

19 Berlin (DE) @ Festsaal *

20 Hamburg (DE) @ Monkeys Music Club

21 Amsterdam (NL) @ Melkweg *

* with Kate Nash
# with Hands off Gretel