US punk rock trio Skating Polly have announced details of a new European tour kicking off this October, including a string of live dates across the UK.
Alongside the tour news the band have also shared a new single ‘Flyer’, the counter-part to track "Play House" which the band dropped at the start of the month. ‘Flyer’ sees siblings Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse share vocal duties whilst Kurt Mayo drums, on a track that contrasts bright pop sensibilities with their characteristic boisterous and bold grunge tinged punk.
Commenting on the track, Kelli said: ‘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 writers 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”.
Skating Polly European live dates (all dates with special guests She Makes War):
14th Oct - Gulliver's MANCHESTER (UK)
15th Oct - The Cluny, NEWCASTLE (UK)
16th Oct - Broadcast, GLASGOW (UK)
17th Oct - Beta, NOTTINGHAM (UK)
18th Oct - Lexington, LONDON (UK)
19th Oct - Swn Festival, CARDIFF (UK)
20th Oct - Hare & Hounds, BIRMINGHAM (UK)