Skating Polly

There’s a difficult to describe, yet timeless quality to certain songs that transcends genre or era. It’s something that you can’t fake or contrive and it’s what lies at the core of Skating Polly‘s music. The multi-instrumentalist duo of Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse started their band in Oklahoma in 2009. They recorded their debut album Taking Over The World in 2010 and achieved instant acclaim from underground music icons like X‘s Exene Cervenka (who produced 2013’s Lost Wonderfuls) and Beat Happening‘s Calvin Johnson (who produced 2014’s Fuzz Steliacoom). After the release of 2016’s The Big Fit, Veruca Salt‘s co-frontwomen Louise Post and Nina Gordon reached out and said they wanted to write with the band. What started as a writing session ultimately became 2017’s New Trick EP. Then, armed with a third member — Kelli’s brother Kurtis Mayo — the trio released their latest full length, The Make It All Show in 2018.


The band’s latest record, Chaos County Line, is out now.


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Skating Polly and Kate Nash Introduce: “Tiger At the Drugstore”

By Skating Polly | June 27, 2023

Skating Polly and Kate Nash Introduce: “Tiger At the Drugstore”

Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse interview the director of their latest video.

Introducing: Skating Polly’s “Classless Act”

By Skating Polly | September 4, 2019

Introducing: Skating Polly’s “Classless Act”

A music video premiere, plus an essay on it by drummer Kurtis Mayo.