Posts Tagged ‘Art School Girlfriend’

Diving is about desire and anxiety in equal measure,” explains Art School Girlfriend (AKA Polly Mackey). Written during a shift in Mackey’s personal life, the lyrics muse on the anticipation of new possibilities in her relationship. Grounded in quintessential Art School Girlfriend production elements – cavernous space, swathes of reverb and great rushes of air – Mackey’s vocal is centered in the ebb and flow.


‘Diving’ is the second side to Mackey’s most recent single ‘Come Back To Me’. Both tracks will be available soon on a double-A 7” vinyl.

released June 12th, 2019

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Introducing Art School Girlfriend – the most recent signing to Paul Epworth’s record label, Wolf Tone (The Horrors, GlassAnimals). Formerly the lead singer in Wrexham’s dark and beautiful Deaf Club, Polly Mackey relocated to Margate, signed to Paul Epworth’s Wolf Tone label, and became Art School Girlfriend. While the tracks glitch and hum with an analogue meets electronic euphoria reminiscent of early The xx, still the same is her smoky and entirely intoxicating vocal, turning deeply introspective lyrics into captivating story lines.

Her music is atmospheric and stark in equal measure, exploring themes of lust, queer identity, infatuation and disillusionment.

Taken from the Measures EP out now on Wolf Tone.