Polly Mackey and The Pleasure Principle
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Polly Mackey and The Pleasure Principle

Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom

Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
Band Alternative Rock


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"The Borderline"

"Catch them in London now before they're selling out Wembley!" - London


"After watching Polly MacKey’s sound check it was apparent to me that she must have the word “talent” written through her like a stick of rock. At tonight’s gig Polly and her band the Pleasure Principle played with the assurance of seasoned veterans producing a set shot through with brilliance which not only demonstrated her wonderful voice but also what fine musicians her band are." - Altsounds.com

"VonPip Musical Express"

"Polly Mackey & The Pleasure Principle have a sound tighter than Dawn French's trousers after a midnight feast!" - Von Pip


"Drawing upon an impressive lineage of empowered female frontpersons — from such classic rockers as Maggie Bell and Ann Wilson to the punk and new wave era’s Patti Smith and Chrissie Hynde, and onward to the contemporary milieu’s Alison Mosshart and Sharin Foo — Mackey and her band deliver the hi-nrg powerpop goods with an impossible-to-ignore panache and vivacity. Not for nothing did we pick these Brits as our “Best Kept Secret” for March. But they won’t be a secret much longer." - Blurt Magazine USA

"The Playground Magazine"

"Best...band name...ever.
The songs are catchy as hell but subtle with it. Polly can sure write a chorus with the best of them, all great melodic hooks that have some sadness in them...It's the folorn atmosphere she writes into her songs that's so addictive." - The Playground Magazine

"6 Music"

Polly Mackey Pleasure! We love the song! Really rather lovely. - Lauren Laverne


"This band deliver an epic sound, with a set that will be the bedrock of what promises to be an astonishing debut album. HMV's Next Big Thing? Certainly." - HMV Next BigThing Festival

"LEVI'S Ones To Watch"

"Polly Mackey's voice resounds like Chan Marshall; vulnerable, tender but somehow impassioned and brutally enticing. Keep your eye focused on this precious 17-year-old prodigy" ”
- Fly Magazine

"XFM Radio"

"Polly has a FANTASTIC voice - strong with a really wonderful quality to it...it has something that makes me sad to my bones in a really good way...I definitely want to keep an eye on Polly, I think she is a great talent and I'd be very interested to see how she develops"
- Marsha Shandur


The band's first single 'Seriously' was recorded at Peter Gabriel's RealWorld Studios and attracted critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic.

2010 has seen the limited edition release of the band's debut EP, tracks from which have received extensive airplay on 6Music (Lauren Laverne + Tom Robinson), XFM and Radio 1.

The band plan to release their second single to coincide with a national tour of the UK in Sept / Oct 2010.



From over 2000 bands appearing at the festival, Polly Mackey & The Pleasure Principle were chosen to officially open the festival by playing at the Delegate Welcome Dinner at SXSW 2010.

Other 2010 Festival dates include:
- HMV Next Big Thing
- The Great Escape
- Liverpool Sound City
- City Showcase London
- Wakestock
- Radio 1 Big Weekend Fringe Festival

After appearing alongside Kings Of Leon, Oasis and The Killers at FIB Heineken Festival in Spain in 2009, the band will soon be announcing European Festival dates for 2010.

This summer, the band have been confirmed for City Showcase Festival, The Great Escape Festival, The Alt Escape Festival, Wakestock Festival (Mainstage), Liverpool Sound City Festival and Radio 1 Big Weekend Fringe Festival.