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Porridge Radio announce new album, tour dates

By | Published on Tuesday 22 February 2022

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Porridge Radio have announced the follow-up to their Mercury-nominated second album ‘Every Bad’. Titled ‘Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky’, the new LP will be out in May, with first single, ‘Back To The Radio’, out now.

“’Back To The Radio’ feels like a huge introductory hello or a big ceremonial goodbye”, says the band’s Dana Margolin. “I wrote it at the end of 2019 when we were gearing up for the release of ‘Every Bad’ and I felt like a lot of things were coming that I wasn’t sure I knew how to handle”.

“The song grew out of a feeling of intense loneliness and being unprepared for what everybody was promising me was about to happen – and a strong desire to escape without knowing what I wanted to escape to”, she continues. “To me there’s a huge feeling of catharsis in this song, of letting go and letting it sweep you away”.

The album is due out on 20 May, and to coincide with the release the band will embark on a run of in-store performances around the UK. They’ve also announced a headline tour in October, tickets for which go on sale tomorrow. Here are all of those dates:

20 May: Manchester, Piccadilly Records
22 May: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (Crash Records)
24 May: London, Rough Trade East
25 May: Brighton, Resident Records
26 May: Bristol, Rough Trade

20 Oct: Sheffield, Foundry
21 Oct: Southampton, The 1865
22 Oct: Exeter, Phoenix
24 Oct: Nottingham, Metronome
25 Oct: Bristol, Trinity
26 Oct: Cambridge, Junction
28 Oct: Glasgow, St Luke’s
29 Oct: Manchester, Academy 2
30 Oct: Leeds, Irish Centre
1 Nov: Brighton, The Old Market
2 Nov: Brighton, The Old Market
3 Nov: London, Shepherds Bush Empire