Welsh musician Polly Mackey has been making music as Art School Girlfriend for the last few years, following the dissolution of her shoegaze band Deaf Club in 2014. As Art School Girlfriend, Polly's music is darkly textured, drawing from trip hop, modern pop and more, all of which fits perfectly with her smokey vocals. If you like "Protection," Massive Attack's single with Tracey Thorn, you're in the general ballpark of what Art School Girlfriend does. Now based out of Margate, UK, Polly caught the attention of Paul Epworth (who's best known for producing Adele, but has also worked with The Horrors, Bloc Party and others) who signed Art School Girlfriend to his Wolf Tone label, releasing the Measures EP in 2017 and the Into the Blue Hour EP last year. You can stream both EPs below.

Art School Girlfriend is heading to the U.S. next week for SXSW, and in the spring she'll be on tour with The Japanese House, whose dates include a stop at NYC's soon-to-reopen Webster Hall on May 28 (tickets). All tour dates are listed below.

Art School Girlfriend - 2019 Tour Dates
Mar 13 - SXSW Swan Dive (9:45 PM) - Austin, TX
Mar 16 - SXSW Swan Dive (8 PM) - Austin, TX
Apr 02 - The Louisiana - Bristol, UK
Apr 04 - Hyde Park Book Club - Leeds, UK
Apr 05 - The Cluny 2 - Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Apr 07 - Soup Kitchen - Manchester, UK
Apr 09 - Hare & Hounds - Venue 2 - Birmingham, UK
Apr 10 - Omeara - London, UK
Apr 29 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL w/ Japanese House
May 04 - The Marquis Theater - Denver, CO w/ Japanese House
May 05 - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT w/ Japanese House
May 07 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR w/ Japanese House
May 08 - Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room - Seattle, WA w/ Japanese House
May 14 - Voodoo Room, House of Blues - San Diego, CA w/ Japanese House
May 15 - The Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ w/ Japanese House
May 16 - Focus Wales - Wrexham, UK w/ Japanese House
May 16 - Ty Pawb Arts Hub - Wrexham, UK w/ Japanese House
May 16 - Lowbrow Palace - El Paso, TX w/ Japanese House
May 20 - Bronze Peacock Room, House of Blues - Houston, TX w/ Japanese House
May 21 - Gasa Gasa - New Orleans, LA w/ Japanese House
May 23 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA w/ Japanese House
May 25 - Black Cat - Washington, DC w/ Japanese House
May 26 - The Foundry - Philadelphia, PA w/ Japanese House
May 28 - Webster Hall - New York, NY w/ Japanese House