Track Of The Day: Skating Polly – ‘Flyer’

Following the release of their fifth album The Make It All Show last year, and having blown us away with the sublime force of their live show on more than one occasion, our favourite sibling punk-rock trio Skating Polly have now announced details of an upcoming European tour, alongside a brand new single.

Addressing feelings of anxiety, ‘Flyer’ sees siblings Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse share vocals, whilst Kurt Mayo thrashes out the beats on the drums. Propelled by deep, penetrating bass-lines alongside swooning, sun-filled surf-rock vibes, Kelli and Peyton’s honey-sweet harmonies soon build to a frenzied cacophony, filled with a seething, angst-driven power. An immediately infectious offering, ‘Flyer’ oozes the trio’s trademark juxtaposition of riotous grunge-fuelled punk, tinged with luscious heartfelt sensibilities.

Of the track, Kelli explains:

“’Flyer’ is about this overwhelming self consciousness and agoraphobia that’s been hitting me a lot lately. I was scared to leave the house, scared to see my friends, scared to make decisions of any kind. That led to writer’s block because I wouldn’t stick with any choices. So I made a deal with myself. ‘Play House’ was gonna be a straight forward song structure with playful and abstract lyrics and ‘Flyer’ would have a very abstract song structure and very personal sincere lyrics. Peyton wrote my favourite part of the whole song – “I’ve had more than enough time to learn what I felt was not a thought crime””. 

‘Flyer’ is out now via El Camino Media. Catch Skating Polly live (with co-headliner She Makes War) this Autumn:

14th October – Gulliver’s, Manchester
15th October – The Cluny, Newcastle
16th October – Broadcast, Glasgow
17th October – Beta, Nottingham
18th October – The Lexington, London
19th October – Swn Festival, Cardiff
20th October – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

Mari Lane

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