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Introducing: Art School Girlfriend

Here's what you need to know about the multi-instrumentalist.

Meet Art School Girlfriend. The latest project from former Deaf Club founder Polly Mackey who went down a storm at SXSW last month. 


The moniker of Wrexham’s multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer Polly Mackey.

The Sound

Slow, electronic sounds with atmospheric rhythm. Music that sounds fantastic in somewhere like St.Pancras Old Church.

The Story

Art School Girlfriend started after the disbanding of shoegaze outfit Deaf Club. Citing late-night pirate radio as her inspiration, Mackey began making experimental electronic music shortly after the breakup. Her first EP Measures was released in 2017

After moving from London to Margate, Polly Mackey’s sound has evolved, reaching new depths of self-awareness. She has spent the past year building on the foundations of her early releases to create a sound that completely fills your head, both on record and live.

Essential Tracks 

Come Back To Me


Where can I see them live? 

You can catch Art School Girlfriend on a headline tour around the UK in April 2019, followed by a run of shows with The Japanese House in the US. 

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