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Polly Scattergood


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Essex, England (2005 – present)

Polly Scattergood is a singer songwriter from Essex, England who began performing in 2005. She has been described as ethereal, dark, intense and quirky while her musical style has been described as “early 21st century electro-dance-pop of London proper”. Scattergood’s self-titled début album was released in Spring 2009 in the United Kingdom and United States.

On November 10 2008 Scattergood was a guest on the Rob Da Bank show where three of her songs were played (“I Hate The Way”, “Untitled 27” & “Nitrogen Pink”). Da Bank called her “The Kate Bush of the 21st century”. Later that month, on the 28th, she played an acoustic set on the Janice Long show (“I Hate The Way”, “Please Don’t Touch” & “I’ve Got A Heart”). When asked about her discovery of music, she replied, “I found a guitar when I was about 12, in the coat cupboard, it had maybe 3 strings on it … I just taught myself”.


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  • RainyWoods

    It's probably because of how fragile and raw she is. On a technical level, Polly probably isn't the greatest singer ever but she's incredibly honest. All the voices that touch me deep like Nico, Anja Plaschg, Billie Holiday.. they aren't technically the best singers but it doesn't matter at all because they turn pain into something beautiful. Polly has one of those voices that's just able to get to you. The best thing is that she's giving something very human to what can be quite a cold, metallic genre of music. I think she's beyond brilliant! I hope we won't have to wait five years this time for new music.

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  • iRadioheadshot

    Her music is perfect on a sad rainy day.

    12 Jun 1:59pm Reply
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  • cabfedhig

    Does anyone know where I can hear her Glory Hallelujah EP online? I've seen lyrics pages for the songs, but never found mp3s.

    8 May 11:19pm Reply
  • iPatsa

    Sometimes Spotify's recommendations (aka Discover) is spot on, I absolutely adore this.

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  • hiyome

    Am Loving the new album!

    7 Jan 3:18am Reply
  • sotofuxi

    Your album is like a Various Artists album because every track is unique, you never know what to expect track by track, I love that about Polly. So many so called artists are so formulaic in their music, but with our Miss Scattergood, she just blows those clowns away. Polly Scattergood should be a superstar by now. Spread the word lovelies. x

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • eduisdead

    lhe amo

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • IhaveSeenItAll

    Subsequently Lost is next single!!

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Jim_Dove

    New album is so great, every single song is powerful and soul-stirring. The sense of first album is keeping in new one, and i find it good. Very intense work.

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • maxisfrommars

    Damn, I absolutely adore every single song on Arrows. All of them. Every little bit.

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • cabfedhig

    Arrows is sumptuous melancholy from start to finish

    4 Nov 2013 Reply
  • gotadesangue

    Subsequently Lost is heaven!

    29 Oct 2013 Reply
  • RainyWoods

    "Arrows" was definitely worth the almost five year wait. Absolutely fantastic. I wondered at first whether I would like it as much as her debut. "Wanderlust" felt like such a different direction and I wasn't sure if I was sold on the song or not. However, every track on the album is fantastic. "Miss You" and "Subsequently Lost" are the two highlights for me. The former is utterly heartbreaking and is the Polly I fell in love with all those years ago. I never imagined an electronic album could be so touching but it's a testament to her sincere voice and song crafting ability. There is a rawness and fragility to Polly's music which makes it so special. Nothing is inflected, everything is honest. No doubt my album of this year.

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • geidiprimes

    no sophomore slump here

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Sylver1984

    Omg new album is great!

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Randwer

    yeah, finally

    18 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Shinigami93

    For a while I was worried that this record would never see the light of day or that it would be underwhelming what with all the waiting. But now that it's out I can safely say that it's just wonderful. Ordered my copy!

    18 Oct 2013 Reply
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