PORRIDGE RADIO – ” ” Wolf Parade Covers

Posted: May 22, 2022 in MUSIC

The Up and coming indie rockers from Brighton, led by the alluring singer-songwriter Dana Margolin. Last year they delivered one of the best albums of 2020 with “Every Bad”. Dana Margolin: “I looked through their back catalogue and chose 2 songs to cover that had a big impact on me as a teenager.”

Beginning as Margolin’s sadcore bedroom project, Porridge Radio developed into an idiosyncratic post-punk 4-piece after she moved to Brighton and met her future bandmates. They inelegantly knot together Margolin’s vicious, furious emotional outpourings with beautiful pop melodies. After a series of demos, and the growing legend of their intense live shows, their lofty debut “Rice, Pasta and Other Fillers” came out via Memorials of Distinction in 2016, documenting struggles with life, love and boredom, and showcases the scrapbook absurdism at Porridge Radio’s core.

The band released the second of our two covers for the Sub Pop Singles Club. It’s Wolf Parade’s “You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son“. I remember discovering Wolf Parade’s album “Apologies to the Queen Mary” as a teenager and it blowing my mind. The track “You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son” was always a favourite song from it and I really loved making our own version of it. Feels good to be able to do this! Thank you Sub Pop Records Thanks Sam for playing on it and producing it with me, and Felix Davis for mastering it.

Porridge Radio’s Dana Margolin had this to say about their contribution to the Singles Club Vol. 6: “Sub Pop are a label I’ve loved for a long time, and when they asked if we wanted to release some songs with them this summer, I looked through their back catalogue and chose two songs to cover that had a big impact on me as a teenager.”

The band’s 2020 Secretly Canadian debut, “Every Bad“, is a culmination of what has been in their head for some time. “Every Bad” arrived 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. After receiving wide critical acclaim across the board, “Every Bad” was shortlisted as one of the Hyundai Mercury Prize’s albums of 2020.

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