Porridge Radio did not get to correctly tour their fantastic 2020 album Each Unhealthy, which got here out a pair weeks earlier than the pandemic hit, however they made up for it this 12 months with the discharge of Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky, staying on the highway, and at last making their way North America. Alongside the way in which, they acquired to see rather a lot music as effectively, and bandleader Dana Margolin has given us a listing of her favourite exhibits, which incorporates every thing from seeing Sharon Van Etten and a tiny membership in Brooklyn to Nick Cave & The Unhealthy Seeds enjoying to hundreds at Primavera Sound. You may learn her listing under.
The band are nonetheless on the highway, wrapping up 2022 with exhibits in Zürich, Berlin, Vienna and extra. All dates are listed, together with a stream of their new album, under.
Porridge Radio’s Dana Margolin – My favorite exhibits this 12 months, 2022, in chronological order
Sniffany & The Nits, Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach, 4th February
I’ve seen S&TN a number of occasions this 12 months, and we had been fortunate sufficient to have them be part of us for a present in Cardiff in February – and it was wonderful. Josie, who fronts the band, is an unimaginable artist and performer, and the world she has constructed across the band is so detailed and endlessly increasing. I really like the way in which that by her efficiency, art work and lyrics she exhibits so clearly how ugly and chaotic femininity could be, the way it can change type by psychological sickness, obsession, relationships. Their music appears like an ideal expression of the concept womanhood can embody so many issues, and their exhibits are utterly transfixing.
caroline, London, Tough Commerce East twenty fifth February
caroline are one other band I’ve been fortunate sufficient to see a number of occasions this 12 months, caroline are an 8 piece band who sit in a circle and construct lengthy sweeping tracks from quite simple elements that sway you right into a trance and make you lose your self as they draw you additional into their music. Seeing their file launch present at Tough Commerce East in London this 12 months was significantly stunning, as they organized themselves on the ground of the file store as an alternative of on the stage – one thing they usually do however that I hadn’t seen earlier than, with the group in an in depth circle round them, and utterly centered inwards as they performed an extremely hypnotic set.
Sharon Van Etten, New York Metropolis, Union Pool, sixth Might
SVE is a large inspiration to me and has been since I began writing songs and enjoying guitar after I was 19. Over time I’ve seen her just a few occasions on a lot larger phases, and have spent a variety of time together with her data, so I used to be extraordinarily excited to be at her very intimate record release show in New York. I used to be utterly overcome with emotion at her efficiency, even having not heard a lot of the songs from her new album earlier than. The best way that she commanded the stage, participating so purposefully with the viewers, was so highly effective. She is such a magnetic performer and that present has actually stayed with me.
Reminiscence of Speke, London, Dream Luggage Jaguar Sneakers, Might twelfth
Reminiscence of Speke supported us on a part of our UK tour this 12 months. I’m not often as excited to look at a band play each single day. It’s like there’s a magic change in my mind to make me READY that seeing them play prompts. They make me excited to play music. Earlier than our tour, I managed to see them just a few occasions in London over the summer time and there was a specific present at Dream Luggage Jaguar Sneakers, a tiny basement in East London the place all of them wearing very sweaty matching outfits tried to outlast one another earlier than taking off a layer. Tegan dances like no different. They’re thrilling, they’re loud, they’re extremely enjoyable, and I really like them.
Naima Bock, Edinburgh, Summerhall, Might twenty first at The Nice Japanese Pageant
Naima and her band got here on tour with us on the finish of final 12 months, and this 12 months we’ve crossed paths a number of occasions at festivals and I’ll all the time attempt to see her play if I can. Seeing her in Edinburgh was the primary time I’d seen her play solo in years, and it was a extremely stunning reminder that you simply don’t all the time want sophisticated preparations – some songs are so good they will carry themselves in any type. Her voice is so evocative, and each track she writes appears like a basic.
Black Nation, New Highway, Leeds, The Brudenell, twenty second Might
Regardless of being in an identical scene, I hadn’t seen BCNR play for about 5 years and didn’t actually know what to make of them. In Might we each performed the Brudenell in Leeds on the identical day in numerous rooms. After we performed, I went in to see their present and was utterly blown away by their new songs and the way intimate, susceptible and unhappy they’re, while additionally being so mild and filled with enjoyable and playfulness. I discover it laborious to not cry each time I see them play. They’re really doing one thing particular.
Lorde, London, Roundhouse, June 1st
I fucking love Lorde. Seeing her on the Roundhouse in London this 12 months was mind-blowing and felt like a dream. I cherished that she ate a banana on stage. I cherished her set design with the massive staircase and peculiar shapes. I cherished her band strolling round enjoying wi-fi devices. I cherished that she performed all my favorite songs. As a result of all her songs are my favorite songs. It was wonderful. Typically it feels good to simply be a screaming fan and I cherished this present for letting me be that.
Nick Cave & The Unhealthy Seeds, Barcelona, Primavera Sound, June 4th
Nick Cave is a magic performer and artist. We performed at just a few of the identical festivals this 12 months so I used to be fortunate sufficient to see him greater than as soon as, and he’s all the time spectacular. He’s a complete grasp of his artwork, and it was extremely inspiring to look at him carry out and to see how profoundly he touches his viewers, and to really feel a part of that. The primary time I noticed him this 12 months was at Primavera Pageant in Barcelona and it felt completely enormous. It was completely enormous. The vitality that he dropped at that present was overwhelming and I used to be utterly greatly surprised by the facility he dropped at the stage and the way in which he transfixed the group. It was wonderful.
Huge Thief, Glastonbury Pageant, Crow’s Nest June twenty fifth
Everyone is aware of Huge Thief are unimaginable. Seeing them at Glastonbury on the Crow’s Nest, a tiny tent on the prime of a hill was some of the intimate and transferring exhibits I’ve seen this 12 months. The best way they virtually exhale the songs to speak with one another onstage is so deeply inspiring. Seeing them play appears like being let right into a deeply private dialog, like being allowed to be a part of one thing larger than you.
Morgan Noise, London, Brixton Windmill, twentieth July
Morgan Noise performed just a few exhibits with us in November. They’re a band of genius weirdos doing actually distinctive issues. Morgan and her band are all extraordinarily proficient at enjoying their devices, however that’s nowhere close to the purpose. They constantly astound me with how immediately accessible but freakish and jarring their music could be. They’re an unimaginable dwell band making unbelievably emotionally intense music in an extremely playful means and after I noticed them for the primary time at The Windmill I used to be so excited. They instantly utterly drew me in.
Modest Mouse, Latitude Pageant, twenty second July
Modest Mouse had been one in every of my most formative bands, I’ve been obsessive about their music since I used to be about 12 years outdated, and earlier than Latitude competition this 12 months I’d by no means seen them play. My favorite a part of it was feeling like a brilliant fan dream come true legend screaming each phrase taking 100 movies and sending them to a good friend.
Alex G, Portugal, Paredes De Coura competition, seventeenth August
My bandmates and I really like Alex G, and we had been gassed to be enjoying the identical competition as them in Portugal this 12 months. Sadly our units overlapped, however some of the euphoric moments of the summer time for me was catching the tip of their set from the highest of a giant hill and screaming alongside, after our personal very intense present, and turning round and discovering my bandmates doing the identical.
PORRIDGE RADIO – 2022 TOUR DATES
DEC 5, 2022 – Rotondes – Luxembourg, Luxembourg
DEC 7, 2022 – Bogen F – Zürich, Switzerland
DEC 8, 2022 – Hansa39 – Munich, Germany
DEC 10, 2022 – Flex – Vienna, Austria
DEC 11, 2022 – Café V lese – Prague, Czechia
DEC 12, 2022 – Festsaal Kreuzberg – Berlin, Germany
DEC 14, 2022 – Klub Hydrozagadka – Warsaw, Poland
DEC 16, 2022 – Hafenklang – Hamburg, Germany
DEC 17, 2022 – Lille Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark