Skating Polly this weekend at Vinyl Music Hall
By Roy Brown
This Sunday, Vinyl Music Hall in downtown Pensacola will be host to the Indie-rock trio Skating Polly as they make their third stop following the release of their new album “The Make It All Show.”
Skating Polly is made up of multi-instrumental step-siblings Kelli Mayo, 18, and Peyton Bighorse, 22, who formed the band in 2009 and currently have five recorded albums to date. In 2017, Skating Polly added Kelli’s brother Kurtis Mayo to the line-up bringing a new dynamic to the band, as well as the new album.
The sound of Skating Polly can’t be shackled to any specific genre, but the band self-identifies their music as Ugly-Pop. Ugly-Pop is like something really beautiful that has been dragged through the dirt. It is an Indie-style music all their own, that has a 90’s alternative-grunge feel and a gut-wrenching riot-grrrl sound.
“The Make It All Show” will officially release on May 4 and includes their new single “Queen For A Day,” that received attention from multiple outlets including Noisey (Vice News) and ESPN. The new album is slightly different than their previous releases, but no less powerful by any means.
“We’re going to be playing the entire album for the tour and I think people are really going to dig it, I really dig it,” Peyton Bighorse said. “The songs are more complex than they have ever been, but not in an annoying way.”
A copy of the album can be purchased from the band’s website, through El Camino media (the bands record-label) or at the show. Skating Polly will also be available for a meet-and-greet at some point during the show.
“If people come and talk to us, hang out with us, tell us great stories and get to know us that would make the trip (to Pensacola) pretty memorable,” Bighorse said. “We like to meet our fans and befriend them, you know get to know them so that way every show is memorable.”
Skating Polly will be playing with headlining artist Charly Bliss and Capsule Hotel. The show will begin at 7 p.m. May 6 and tickets can be purchased for $11 from the Vinyl Music Hall website or directly from Ticketfly.com.