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Art School Girlfriend


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Introducing Art School Girlfriend - the most recent signing to Paul Epworth's record label, Wolf Tone (The Horrors, Glass Animals). Her debut track, 'Bending Back' is taken from the forthcoming EP 'Measures', out 29th September.

Originally from Wrexham North Wales, Polly is now based in Margate's creative community after spending 5 years in the London music scene with fronting a shoegaze band. Art School Girlfriend is the next chapter in the musical tapestry of Polly's life - exploring themes of lust, queer identity, infatuation and disillusionment.

Margate's coastline has provided a dramatic and apt backdrop for the upcoming debut EP, reflected in not only her uniquely intoxicating sound, but also the artwork and aesthetic. With everything written and produced by Polly in her studio space (which is nestled alongside Gabriel Stebbing, Ghost Culture et al) finishing touches were added at Epworth's infamous Church Studios. Raised on the music of The Velvet Underground, PJ Harvey, Nick Cave and Patti Smith, Art School Girlfriend's music is atmospheric and stark in equal measure, a perfect balance of calm and chaos.

'Measure's EP will have a limited run of 300 vinyl (with hand finished artwork) and a live show for the launch at The Nines in Peckham on Wednesday 27th Sept (promoted by Parallel Lines).

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  • 09 Jan, 2019

    The NME 100: Essential New Artists For 2019

    The NME have announced their list of '100 Essential New Artists for 2019', which includes many Primary Talent International artists:

    ...Alfie Templeman
    ...Amelia Monét
    ...Art School Girlfriend
    ...Avalanche Party
    ...Bad Gyal
    ...Dylan Cartlidge
    ...Fuzzy Sun
    ...Hana Vu
    ...Just Banco
    ...The Night Café
    ...No Rome
    ...Sports Team
    ...Wicca Phase Springs Eternal
    ...WWWater / Charlotte Adigéry
    ...Young T & Bugsey

  • 10 Dec, 2018

    Hello 2019 At The Old Blue Last

    D.I.Y. magazine's series of 'Hello 2019' gigs at The Old Blue Last in London in January, will feature Primary Talent artists:

    ...Art School Girlfriend

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  • 30 Nov, 2018

    Art School Girlfriend: UK Tour

    Art School Girlfriend will tour the UK throughout April 2019.
    See their artist page for details.

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  • 30 Oct, 2018

    Art School Girlfriend: Focus Wales 2019

    Art School Girlfriend will appear at Focus Wales in Wrexham in May 2019.

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  • 16 Oct, 2018

    Art School Girlfriend: At Electrowerkz

    Art School Girlfriend will support Another Sky at Electrowerkz, London on 12th November.

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  • 05 Oct, 2018

    Art School Girlfriend: St Pancras Sold Out!

    Tonight's show by Art School Girlfriend at St Pancras Old Church, London is now SOLD OUT!.

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  • 17 Sep, 2018

    Art School Girlfriend: New Video 'Distance (Blank)'

    Art School Girlfriend presents the video for her new track 'Distance (Blank)', on Wolf Tone.

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  • 20 Jul, 2018

    Deer Shed Festival #9

    Deer Shed #9, 'Making Waves' will be taking place in North Yorkshire from 20th - 22nd July, and will feature Primary Talent artists:

    ...Art School Girlfriend

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  • 27 Jun, 2018

    Art School Girlfriend: New Video 'Moon'

    Art School Girlfriend - the most recent signing to Paul Epworth's record label, Wolf Tone (The Horrors, Glass Animals) - shares her new video for 'Moon', the follow up track from her intoxicating debut EP 'Measures'.

    Welcome to The Moonlight Working Women's Club - the new atmospheric visual which perfectly complements her most recent haunting track. The video is directed by Luke Tierney and follows Art School Girlfriend disrupting the all-female cast in a stark nighttime setting.

    Speaking on the video Art School Girlfriend said:
    "At night, it feels like you can express yourself and interact with people in a way that daytime doesn't allow, or if you avoid the light, you can simply move through the world unseen. I wanted the video to explore this whilst also subverting gender norms by creating The Moonlight Working Women's Club."

    Originally from North Wales, she decamped to London for five years where she fronted a shoegaze band before settling in Margate, Kent. Opting for the new moniker Art School Girlfriend, her self-produced tracks explore themes of queer identity, lust and disillusionment. Having released critically acclaimed debut EP 'Measures' earlier this year, 'Moon' is a taste of what's to come taken of her second EP due for release later this summer.

    Having recently played at The Great Escape and BBC Radio 1's Big Weekender, Art School Girlfriend has confirmed a series of live dates across the UK - outlined below.

    Armed with beautifully crafted songs and an enigmatic stage presence 2018 looks set to be Art School Girlfriend's breakout year.

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  • 26 Jun, 2018

    Art School Girlfriend: UK Tour

    Art School Girlfriend will tour the UK during October 2018.

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29 Jan 19Hello 2019 at Old Blue LastLondon, UK
02 Apr 19LouisianaBristol, UK
03 Apr 19CookieLeicester, UK
04 Apr 19Hyde Park Book ClubLeeds, UK
05 Apr 19Cluny 2Newcastle, UK
06 Apr 19Hug & PintGlasgow, UK
07 Apr 19Soup KitchenManchester, UK
09 Apr 19Hare & HoundsBirmingham, UK
10 Apr 19OmearaLondon, UK