For a band whose oldest member is 21, Oaklahoma punk trio Skating Polly have managed more than many twice their age would dream of. ‘Queen for a Day’ is the lead single for their fifth album, and adds to a list of previous collaborators that includes Nina Gordon and Louise Post of Veruca Salt by featuring Exene Cervenka of seminal punk band X on backing vocals. They’ve also toured extensively on both sides of the Atlantic and are due to head back on the road across North America first with The Go! Team and then with Charly Bliss in May.
The track builds on the off-kilter melodic edge that the Veruca Salt collaborations lent their sound whilst retaining the raw, dark energy of their grungier early work and bodes well for the upcoming LP.
‘Queen for a Day’ is taken from the forthcoming album The Make It All Show, due for release on 11th May through El Camino Media.