Porridge Radio began as Dana Margolin’s sadcore bedroom project in 2012. Now a post-punk 4-piece, they inelegantly knot together vicious, furious emotional outpour with beautifully melodic pop songs.
After a series of home-recorded demos, and the growing legend of their intense live shows, they released full-band debut LP ‘Rice, Pasta and Other Fillers’ on Memorials of Distinction in 2016. Recorded in a garden shed, the lofi debut documents struggles with life, love and boredom, and showcases the scrapbook absurdism at Porridge Radio’s core.
“A lot of the songs on Every Bad are centred around the sea, and Circling was one of the last songs focused on the water that I wrote for the album. I was thinking on the idea of willing things to be okay by repeating that they are, because I need them to be. I tried to follow the feeling of the flow of waves, and how they keep coming in endlessly, washing everything away without judgment, and then bringing it back again”.
Every Bad arrives full of grand, sweeping ambition – with vocals so urgent that it often feels like it is moved by compulsion rather than choice, with all the rawness of early Karen O, and influences as disparate as Charli XCX and The Cranberries.
Of their new album…Though the songs are deeply personal explorations, expressed via a weird, beautiful musical language all Porridge Radio’s own, they extend a hand to every listener who has felt conflicted, held two feelings in their hearts at once, or flailed around the depths of their own choices and relationships. For those of us who know how that feels, Every Bad is a funny, profound little comfort.
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