Thursday, December 19, 2019

Porridge Radio - "Lilac"

Photo by El Hardwick
Hailing from Brighton, UK, Porridge Radio are going to infest your brain with their latest single, "Lilac." "Lilac" is truly unique. It's both beautiful and crushingly loud, sometimes being both at the same time. It starts off with this brief burst of guitar feedback, and then it amps up with even more before turning into a slow, nearly plodding folk-adjacent song, complete with strings. And then the noise comes back in. Somehow with all this noise and back and forth, the truly lovely and mesmerizing vocal harmonies are still at the forefront, despite what is going on musically at the same time.

Porridge Radio's Dana Margolin explains the song: I wanted to find some power in powerlessnessI was thinking about love and control and the things out of my control, and how fragile and incapable depression can make you feel. I was thinking about the way you can feel so close to someone that it’s like their body is your body, like there’s no separation between you, but you can’t stop things disintegrating. It’s a song about finding some hope and some future within that.”

You can watch the video for "Lilac" below. The song is available now as a single via Secretly Canadian here. For more on Porridge Radio, check them out on Facebook and Twitter. Current tour dates are below the video. Let's hope they add more US dates around SXSW.

Tue. January 14 - London, UK @ The Lexington
Thu. Feb. 27 - Sat. Feb. 29 - Oslo, NO @ Larm Festival
Fri. March 13 - Sat. March 22 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
Sat. March 28 - Bristol, UK @ Ritual Union Festival
Fri. May 22 - Sun. May 24 - Totnes, UK @ Sea Change Festival

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