Sibling punk-rock trio Skating Polly are excited to announce their new full-length album, ‘The Make It All Show’ for release on May 11th (May 4th in North America) via El Camino Media.
They are also premiering the video for ‘Queen For A Day’, the first new track from ‘The Make It All Show’, which features guest vocals from the song’s co-writer Exene Cervenka – the producer of the band’s 2013 album ‘Lost Wonderfuls’ and singer of seminal punk band X.
“The lyrics for this song came from a conversation we had backstage with Exene about the old game show Queen For A Day” explains Skating Polly’s Kelli Mayo. “The premise of the show was that women with tragic stories (sick children, dead husbands, poverty, etc) would compete against each other for applause from the audience. The winner would get a washing machine or whatever household prize they asked for and be crowned Queen For A Day. Months after this conversation Exene sent me lyrics in a text and we wrote the song around them. She’s singing on the second and third choruses too. We wanted the video to emulate the old show but also look like it was directed by John Waters.”
Watch the video for “Queen For A Day” here: