Skating Polly (aka my favourite band) are back and have teamed up once again with legendary director Dave Smith for the final video instalment from their 2016 studio album The Big Fit. The last video to complete the set is for the song ‘Cosmetic Skull’, which sees Kelli Mayo tied to a tree with a USB cable while cult-like Wicker Man style masquerade mask wearing figures including Peyton Bighorse attempt to plug her in with a guitar lead. I have no idea what is going on. I just love it. They sit at the table while Kelli throws the creepy masked people bread in some kind of Crumbs From The Rich Man’s Table scenario or Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. They dance around her on a grassy hillside in a seventies style cult like fashion. They shower her with bubbles. Peyton appears to be ring-leading it all with some magic spell. Who knows? And you wonder if all this is simply taking place in Kelli’s imagination as she sings to herself in the bathtub. I love the clothes and I love the song. A wonderful video to complete the visual album.
Hannah Golightly is a riot grrrl musician, singer, guitarist and drummer from the UK. She has been a music critic and rock writer for six years and has previously written for collapseboard.com, godisinthetvzine.co.uk, mother's pride zine and vulturehound.com. She has a passion for guitars and amps and owns a lot of them! She is passionate about promoting and helping grrrls and women play guitar and form bands. She loves female rock musicians's music and he favourite band is Skating Polly.