Art School Girlfriend has shared a blistering new techno-leaning EP.
The songwriter - real name Polly Mackey - has enjoyed a breathless 2019, matching headline slots to support sets alongside Marika Hackman and The Japanese House.
A full album is slated for 2020, but right now Art School Girlfriend wants to focus on the often overlooked club elements of her music.
Recently performing a full live set at London's Chapter 10, the producer allowed direct, techno-infused elements to permeate her work.
Building each song back up from its spiky rhythmic roots, Art School Girlfriend was able to present her music in an entirely fresh context.
“They wanted to push the idea of what a queer rave could be,” she recalls. “I live-remixed four of my tracks and it turned out to be one of my favourite shows. I was so inspired by seeing people dance and giving my songs a different purpose that I wanted to release these tracks officially.”
Out now on Wolf Tone, the resulting EP is a fascinating experiment, largely retaining the melodic pull of the originals while adding metallic shards of exploratory electronics.
An open, inventive EP, you can check it out now.
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