“Hickey King” By Skating Polly
Skating Polly have announced their new album Chaos County Line will be released through the band’s longtime label El Camino Media. The double album was produced by frequent collaborator Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Veruca Salt, Smashing Pumpkins). Along with the news, Skating Polly has shared lead single and music video for “Hickey King.” Along with the news, the band have announced new tour dates, including Treefort Festival in Boise, ID as well as a performance at this year’s Belltown Bloom fest in Seattle May 5th and 6th where they’ll play alongside L7 and Pussy Riot.
“All these songs are the most special to me of anything I’ve ever written, and I think Kelli feels the same,” says Peyton. “In the past I didn’t always write with a clear purpose, but this time I knew exactly what I wanted to say. We both ended up writing about the most difficult emotional experiences we’ve ever been through, and instead of being terrified of saying exactly what I was feeling it just all came out so naturally.” “I think on this record Kelli and Peyton were really confident in being more honest and more experimental at the same time, whereas in the past they might’ve made the lyrics more poetic in order to cloak that honesty a bit,” says band member Kurtis Mayo.
When asked about the music video for “Hickey King” Kelli Mayco shared, “The ‘Hickey King’ video was special to us for lots of reasons. First of all, it was very important to me that it have a ‘live performance’ element because we’d been playing it live for a year and it just feels massive to jump around to and feed off the audience’s energy. The setting for the performance stuff couldn’t have been lovelier, as it was an all-ages space (Real Art Tacoma) in our home town and we were decked out in vintage clothes from our favorite local shop Scorpio Rising. Felt like we had to have Dave Smith direct, being the man who’s made more classic Skating Polly vids than any other (‘Pretective Boy,’ ‘Hail Mary,’ ‘Stop Digging,’ ‘A Little Late,’ ‘Queen For A Day’). And Isaiah Autrey, the actor in the video, was just a friend who we thought was hot and wouldn’t mind hamming it up for a video and we got incredibly lucky because his acting chops exceeded expectations, couldn’t have been a better fit!”
Skating Polly 2023 Tour Dates:
March 6 Brighton, UK – The Hope & Ruin+
March 7 Norwich, UK – The Waterfront+
March 8 Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – The Cluny+
March 9 Sheffield, UK – Corporation+
March 10 Liverpool, UK – 02 Academy 2+
March 11 Hull, UK – The Polar Bear+
March 12 London, UK – Moth Club+
March 22-26 Boise, ID – Treefort Festival+
May 05-06 Seattle, WA – Belltown Bloom+
May 06 Portland, OR – Mano Oculta
May 08 Albany, CA – Ivy Room
May 09 Sacramento, CA – Starlet Room
May 11 Los Angeles, CA – Moroccan Lounge
May 12 San Diego, CA – Casbah
May 13 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
May 15 Austin, TX – Mohawk
May 16 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
May 17 Dallas, TX – Three Links
May 18 Tulsa, OK – Mercury Lounge
May 19 Oklahoma City, OK – Factory Obscura
May 20 Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge
May 22 Denver, CO – HQ
May 23 Colorado Springs, CO – Vultures
May 24 Salt Lake City, UT – The Beehive
May 25 Reno, NV – The Holland Project
Pre-order Chaos County HERE
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