Skating Polly crushed the Doug Fir Lounge Thursday night with The Go! Team (3/29/18). Starting their set with “Alabama Movies”, a driving and angst filled track from Fuzz Steilacoom, the mood of the show was kicked into high gear. The three piece from Oklahoma City rocked out many tunes from their back catalog and a few from their upcoming album The Make It All Show, finishing with my new favorite track “They’re Cheap but I’m Free”.
For people who aren’t familiar with Skating Polly, they are a female forward indie pop band that in its current form is completely consisting of family. The step-sisters Peyton Bighorse (vocals, guitar, drums) and Kelli Mayo (vocals, bass) started the band in 2009 and have since added Mayo’s brother Kurtis (drums, guitar) to fully complement the sound. They mix the sounds of punk rock, indie pop, and maybe even a touch of metal riffage (listen to “They’re Cheap but I’m Free”) with the front women taking turns on the mic and harmonizing in haunting ways throughout their set.
FFO: Bikini Kill, Veruca Salt, The Breeders, Hole, L7, Sleater-Kinney, be your own PET
Listening to them was a treat especial, and I will be at their show the next time they come through town. Pre-order their upcoming album, follow their tour dates, and find yourself a fan at their site: skatingpolly.com and follow their current traipse through North America on their instagram.
The eclecltic Englanders The Go! Team (rocked the house as the headliner of the night, but that is another story.