From writing her first songs as a 10 year-old on a Casio keyboard to performing at Glastonbury and supporting Bob Dylan, singer songwriter Polly Paulusma (you say it pauls-mer) has enjoyed an exciting and continually evolving musical career.

She signed to Bjork’s One Little Independent Records (formerly One Little Indian Records) label in 2003 and released her debut album of beautifully crafted folk/pop, ‘Scissors In My Pocket’, the following year.

Recorded mainly in her garden shed, the LP received plenty of critical and popular acclaim, and catapulted her onto the live circuit. She went on to travel around the world, performing with the likes of Coldplay, The Divine Comedy as well as major festivals including T in the Park and the Cambridge Folk Festival.

Since then she has released seven albums (including a feature film soundtrack) with this year’s ‘Invisible Music: folk songs that influenced Angela Carter’ her eighth. This album of traditional folk songs mixed with spoken word readings grew from work during a creative bursary awarded by The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) in 2015, and showcases in musical terms PhD research she’s recently completed on the novelist Angela Carter’s previously-unknown folk singing activities.

Polly founded folk label Wild Sound in 2012, which signed and supported nine other artists (such as Maz O’Connor, Matthew the Oxx, Harry Harris and Stylusboy), with Polly co-producing some of the albums released. Wild Sound is now a folk imprint at One Little Independent.

Polly is now slated to release her eagerly-anticipated ninth album ‘Pivot' in 2022, a self-produced album of original songs penned since 2012 with a whole host of cowriting luminaries including Kathryn Williams, David Ford and the novelist Laura Barnett.

Visit for more. Listen to Polly’s recent track, ‘Jack Munro', below:

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