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Porridge Radio have shared new single “Circling”, the latest track from their upcoming new album Every Bad, released March 13th via Secretly Canadian.

The band have also announced brand new UK tour dates, including their biggest headline show at London’s Village Underground on 20th October. The full list of dates can be found below.

Speaking on “Circling” lead singer Dana Margolin explained:

“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.

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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This month the band embark on a tour of in-stores, play their debut US shows and head to SXSW, before beginning a UK tour. The band have also just announced further UK shows in October – the full dates are as follows:

06 – Jacaranda: Phase One – Liverpool (in-store)
08 – Rough Trade, Bristol (in-store)
09 – Rough Trade, Nottingham (in-store)
10 – Pie & Vinyl, Southsea (in-store)
11 – Banquet Records, Kingston (in-store)
12 – Rough Trade East, London (in-store)
13 – Resident, Brighton (in-store)
16 – Moroccan Lounge – Los Angeles, CA
17-21 – SXSW – Austin, TX
23 – Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, NY
26 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester [SOLD OUT]
27 – Studio 2, Liverpool
28 – Ritual Union Festival, Bristol
29 – The Glad Cafe, Glasgow
31 – Record Junkee, Sheffield

01 – Colours, London [SOLD OUT]
03 – The Bullingdon, Oxford
04 – Studio 9294, London (Bird on The Wire All-Dayer)
04 – West Hill Hall, Brighton [SOLD OUT]

05 – Les Nuits Botanique, Brussels
06 – Paradiso, Amsterdam
07 – Tiefgrund, Berlin
15 – Le 106, Rouen (w/ Juniore)
16 – Bon Moment Festival @ L’Autre Canal, Nancy
17 – Festival MV, Dijon
18 – Supersonic, Paris
19 – Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing
22-24 – Sea Change Festival, Totnes

13-14 – Handmade Festival, Guastalla

20-23 Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons

16 – The White Hotel, Manchester
20 – Village Underground, London
21 – Chalk, Brighton
22 – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
23 – The Exchange, Bristol


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