PORRIDGE RADIO Repeat Their Succes Formula On Third Album ‘WATERSLIDE, DIVING BOARD, LADDER TO THE SKY’

21 May 2022


(photo by Turn Up The Volume)

Band: PORRIDGE RADIO
Who: Indie sensation out of Brighton UK, led
by charismatic songstress Dana Marglin

New album: WATERSLIDE, DIVING BOARD, LADDER TO THE SKY – 3rd LP
Out: 20 May 2022 – Order info here

Pitchfork says: “Broadening its sound and tightening its lyrical focus, the Brighton post-punk band conjures mantras of despair and anthems of pure frustration… Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky honors Margolin’s self-appraisal: an inversion of teen-pop that doesn’t engage in time travel so much as allow adult listeners to keep their most immediate and mortifying mindsets close at hand. If they could write uplifting, emotionally mature love songs, I’m not sure they would. Despite noting the influence from the sound and spirit of arena acts like Deftones and Coldplay, Porridge Radio never allow themselves to fully project their pain outward, where it can reach the cheap seats.” Score: 8/10.

Turn Up The Volume: Same musical formula. Slow start, building up in the middle and going ballistic in the end. At times a recipe for disaster as Margolin’s mood swings drive her crazy. She looks like a boyish angel but she’s entangled in her heartbreaking love life. It’s in fact her mind-boggling inner struggle that leads to this soul-cathartic – yet familiar – opus.

Singles/clips: Back To The Radio / The Rip / End Of Last Year

– BACK TO THE RADIO –

– THE RIP –

– END OF LAST YEAR –

Stream/buy the album here…


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PORRIDGE RADIO: Spotify – Facebook

PORRIDGE RADIO Emotional Again On New Avid Single ‘END OF LAST YEAR’

New striking strokes

4 May 2022


(photo by Turn Up The Volume – Brussels, 16 March 2022

Band: PORRIDGE RADIO
Who: Indie sensation out of Brighton UK, led
by alluring singer/songwriter Dana Marglin

New album: WATERSLIDE, DIVING BOARD, LADDER TO THE SKY – 3rd LP
Out: 20 May 2022 – Order info here

New single: END OF LAST YEAR
The third track shared by the band (all 3 below)

Marglin: “It’s 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.”

Another recognisable Porridge Radio stroke,
building up the emotions along the way…

All 3 singles shared so far…

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PORRIDGE RADIO: Instagram

Brighton’s Indie Rock Romantics PORRIDGE RADIO Hit Again With ‘THE RIP’

Daily electricity to load your batteries

9 April 2022


(photo by Turn Up The Volume)

Band: PORRIDGE RADIO
Who: Indie sensation out of Brighton UK, led
by charismatic songwriter Dana Marglin

New album: WATERSLIDE, DIVING BOARD, LADDER TO THE SKY – 3rd LP
Out: 20 May 2022 – Order info here

Info: The artwork of the band’s third full-length is a surreal image that evokes
the ducks and dives, slippery slopes, and existential angst of life in recent times.
To me, the feelings of joy, fear, and endlessness coexist together You’re never just
happy or unhappy” says frontwoman/songwriter Dana Margolin.

New single: THE RIP
The second piece from the upcoming LP,
following lead-single Back To The Radio.

Margolin: “We wanted ‘The Rip’ to sound like massive pop, like Charli XCX, but with the instrumentation of bands like Slothrust or Deftones. It took the longest a song has ever
taken me to write lyrics for, and they took form over a few years. At the beginning it was
a song about a power dynamic where I was in control, by the end it was about one where
I had none. I wanted it to feel like your soul is dropping out of your body.”

Turn Up The Volume: Finally, Porridge Radio played in my Brussels, about a month
ago, and caused waves of excitement, mostly generated by front Amazon Dana Margolin,
the boyish angel with girlish wings, whose ardor and eagerness went through the roof.

Same cathexis right here again with new glowing gem The Rip.
Irresistible, electrical, and spine-chilling gusto.

The accompanying video was made by Dana’s sister Ella…

PORRIDGE RADIO: Facebook – Spotify

Hypnotic And Feverish Tension – PORRIDGE RADIO With New Single ‘BACK TO THE RADIO’

Daily electricity to load your batteries

22 February 2022

Band: PORRIDGE RADIO
Who: Indie sensation out of Brighton UK, led
by charismatic songwriter Dana Marglin

New album: WATERSLIDE, DIVING BOARD, LADDER TO THE SKY – 3rd LP

Out: 20 May 2022 – Order info here

Lead single: BACK TO THE RADIO

Danna Margolin: “Back To The Radio” feels like a huge introductory hello or
a big ceremonial goodbye. 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. To me there’s a huge
feeling of catharsis in this song, of letting go and letting it sweep you away.”

Turn Up The Volume: This is one of those songs that hypnotise from
the get-go to the eager finale. A feverish chant, one long chorus with
Marglin‘s delirious voice causing goosebumps. Stupendous piece!

Turn on the radio here…

PORRIDGE RADIO: Facebook – Instagram


See you soon in Brussels