Porridge Radio have shared a second song from their anticipated new album, Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky. (Preorder it on forest green vinyl.) "The Rip" starts off rather poppy with a mix of synthesizers and propulsive drums, but it soon gets very intense with soaring guitars, and Dana Margolin's impassioned cries of "now my heart aches!" It's terrific and fans of The Cure's Disintegration may draw some parallels here. You can watch the video, directed by Dana's sister Ella Margolin, below.

"'The Rip’ was the last song to be finished for the album, and we finished it about a week before we went into the studio to record it in March 2021," says Dana. "We wanted it 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."

Dana adds, “My friends always accuse me of making up idioms and using them like they are well known phrases and I think this song is full of those. I love the idea of something being sick at the seams, like it's disintegrating from its core. I like things that are so simple they are universal. I wanted it to sound like when your heart breaks so badly that your entire body aches. I wanted it to feel like your soul is dropping out of your body.”

Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky is out May 20 via Secretly Canadian and you can preorder it on forest green vinyl.

Porridge Radio are touring most of the year, and just announced fall European dates. Nothing in North America yet, hopefully they can squeeze some shows in. All dates are listed below.


20 Manchester Piccadilly Records
21 Edinburgh The Great Eastern Festival
22 Leeds Crash
24 London Rough Trade East
25 Brighton Resident
26 Bristol Rough Trade Bristol
26-29 Derbyshire Spring Gathering
27-28 Totnes Sea Change Festival

04 Barcelona Primavera Sound
08 London Brixton Academy, supporting Yeah Yeah Yeahs
11 Bergen Best Kept Secret
30 Gdynia Open'er Festival

08 Soliera Arti Vive Festival (Free entry)
09 Chiusi Lars Rock Fest (Free entry)
15 Stirling Doune The Rabbit Hole
21-24 Suffolk Latitude Festival
21-24 Cheshire Bluedot Festival

10-13 Oslo Øyafestivalen
14 Hasselt HEAR HEAR!
15 Winterthur Winterthurer Musikfestival

01-04 Wiltshire End of the Road

20 Sheffield The Foundry
21 Southampton The 1865
22 Exeter Exeter Phoenix
24 Nottingham Metronome
25 Bristol Trinity
26 Cambridge Junction
28 Glasgow Saint Luke’s
29 Manchester Academy 2
30 Leeds Irish Centre

01 Brighton The Old Market
02 Brighton The Old Market
03 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
11 Amsterdam Melkweg Oude Zaal
12 Maastricht Muziekgieterij
13 Cologne Club Volta
16 Lyon Le Sonic Coming Soon 17 Milan Biko
19 Bologna Covo Club
20 Annecy Le Brise Glace
22 Barcelona La2
24 Vigo Radar Estudios
25 Guimaraes CCVF (Centro Cultural Vila Flor)
28 Madrid Independance Club
29 San Sebastian Dabadaba

01 Bordeaux Rock School Barbey
02 La Rochelle La Sirene
04 Bruges Cactus Club
05 Luxembourg Rotondes
07 Zurich Bogen F
08 Munich Kranhalle
10 Vienna Flex
11 Prague Café V Lese
12 Berlin Festsaal Kreuzberg
12 Hamburg Hafenklang
12 Copenhagen Lille Vega

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