Porridge Radio Announce First-Ever North American Tour and Release New Single/Video

Porridge Radio announce their first-ever North American tour and present a new single/video “End of Last Year,” off Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky, out May 20th on Secretly Canadian. Following “The Rip” and “Back to the Radio,” “End of Last Year” glows with synth and gentle, crashing percussion as the track unfurls with Dana Margolin’s visceral lyrics: “Cut off my shoes instead of taking them off // Cut off my hands because they’re itching so much // Talk to myself because it’s getting so bad // Do you know? // You break everything you touch.”

Margolin elaborates on the track and the video: “’End Of Last Year’ is a love song for my bandmates and for myself. It’s about not trusting my intuition, not trusting my body to heal itself, not trusting the people closest to me, but it is also an ode to all those people, and to difficult platonic love. It came out of a particularly painful period of communication breakdown and high pressure that hurt a lot, but ended in reconciliation and understanding.”

The video is by my friend Maura Sappilo. I’ve been a fan of her work for a long time, and I wanted her to make the video for this song because whilst her work is playful and bright, she knows how to bring the dirty and painful and disgusting aspects of being a person and having relationships into her paintings. Her art is lyrical and sensual and painful and beautiful, and I love how she brought all that to this song.”

Porridge Radio – comprised of Margolin, drummer Sam Yardley, keyboardist Georgie Stott and bassist Maddie Ryall – are one of the most vital new voices in alternative music, having transformed from DIY darlings to a Mercury-nominated tour de force for their 2020 album, Every Bad, in the space of less than a year. If Every Bad established Margolin’s lemon-sharp, heart-on-sleeve honesty, Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky takes that to anthemic new heights. Co-produced by Tom Carmichael, Margolin and Yardley, the album’s sound is panoramic and sparkling. Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky seems to be eternally striving for balance – joy, fear and endlessness in harmony. It scores someone in their late twenties facing down the disappointment of love, and life, and figuring out how to exist in the
world, without claiming any answers. It’s also catchy as hell.

Porridge Radio Tour Dates
Fri. May 20 – Manchester, UK @ Piccadilly Records
Sat. May 21 – Edinburgh, UK @ The Great Eastern 2022
Sun. May 22 – Leeds, UK @ Crash Records
Tue. May 24 – London, UK @ Rough Trade East
Wed. May 25 – Brighton, UK @ Resident Music
Thu. May 26 – Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade Records
Thu. May 26 – Sun. May 29 – Walton-on-trent, UK @ Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering 2022
Fri. May 27 – Totnes, UK @ Sea Change Festival 2022
Sat. Jun. 4 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Weekend 1 2022
Wed. Jun. 8 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
Sat. Jun. 11 – Hilvarenbeek, NE @ Best Kept Secret Festival 2022
Wed. Jun. 29 – Sat. Jul. 2 – Ydynia, PL @ Open’er Festival 2022
Fri. Jul. 8 – Soliera, IT @ Arti Vive 2022
Sat. Jul. 9 – Siena, IT @ LARS ROCK FEST 2022
Thu. Jul. 14 – Sat. Jul. 16 – Budapest, HU @ Reflektor Festival
Fri. Jul. 15 – Stirling, UK @ Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival 2022
Fri. Jul. 22 – Southwold, UK @ Latitude Festival 2022
Sat. Jul. 23 – Macclesfield, UK @ Bluedot Festival 2022
Tue. Aug. 9 – Stockholm, SE @ Hus 7
Thu. Aug. 11 – Oslo, NO @ Øyaestivalen 2022
Sun. Aug. 14 – Kiewit-Hasselt, BE @ HEAR HEARI 2022
Mon. Aug. 15 – Wubterthur, CH @ 47. Winterthurer Musikfestwochen 2022
Tue. Aug. 16 – Sat. Aug. 20 – Paredes de Coura, PT @ Paredes de Coura Festival 2022
Thu. Sep. 1 – Sun. Sep. 4 – Sixpenny Handley, UK @ End of the Road Festival 2022
Tue. Sept. 6 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Wed. Sept. 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
Fri. Sept. 9 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Mon. Sept. 12 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
Tue. Sept. 13 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
Thu. Sept. 15 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
Fri. Sept. 16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Sat. Sept. 17 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
Mon. Sept. 19 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Tue. Sept. 20 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Fri. Sept. 23 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Sat. Sept. 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Sun. Sept. 25 – Washington, DC @ DC9
Tue. Sept. 27 – Atlanta, GA @ Earl
Wed. Sept. 28 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East
Fri. Sept. 30 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Sat. Oct. 1 – Austin, TX @ Parish
Sat. Oct. 15 – Digbeth, UK @ The Crossing Digbeth
Thu. Oct. 20 – Sheffield, UK @ Southampton 1865
Sat. Oct. 22 – Exeter, UK @ Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre
Mon. Oct. 24 – Nottingham, UK @ Metronome
Tue. Oct. 25 – Bristol, UK @ Trinity Centre
Wed. Oct. 26 – Cambridge, UK @ Cambridge Junction
Fri. Oct. 28 – Glasgow, UK @ Saint Luke’s
Sat. Oct. 29 – Manchester, UL @ Manchester Academy 2
Sun. Oct. 30 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Irish Centre
Tue. Nov. 1 – Hove, UK @ The Old Market
Wed. Nov. 2 – Hove, UK @ The Old Market
Thu. Nov. 3 – London, UL @ 02 Shepherds Bush Empire
Fri. Nov. 11 – Amsterdam, NE @ Melkweg OZ
Sat. Nov. 12 – Maastricht, NE @ Muziekgieterij
Sun. Nov. 13 – Cologne, DE @ Club Volta
Wed. Nov. 16 – Lyon, FR @ Le Sonic
Thu. Nov. 17 – Milan, IT @ Biko
Sat. Nov. 19 – Bologna, IT @ Covo Club
Sun. Nov. 20 – Annecy, FR @ Le Brise Glace
Tue. Nov. 22 – Barcelona, ES @ La 2 de Apolo
Thu. Nov. 24 – Vigo, ES @ Radar Estudios
Fri. Nov. 25 – Guimaraes, PT @ Centro Cultural Vila Flor (CCVF)
Mon. Nov. 28 – Madrid, ES @ Independance Club
Tue. Nov. 29 – San Sebastián, ES @ Dabadaba
Thu. Dec. 1 – Bordeaux, FR @ Rock School Barbey
Fri. Dec. 2 – La Rochelle, FR @ La Siréne
Sun. Dec. 4 – Bruges, BE @ Cactus Club
Mon. Dec. 5 – Luxembourg, LU @ Rotondes
Wed. Dec. 7 – Zürich, CH @ Bogen F
Thu. Dec. 8 – Munich, DE @ Kranhalle, Feierwerk
Sat. Dec. 10 – Vienna, AT @ Flex
Sun. Dec. 11 – Prague, CZ @ Café V Lese
Mon. Dec. 12 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
Fri. Dec. 16 – Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
Sat. Dec. 17 – Copenhagen, DK @ Lille Vega, VEGA

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