Porridge Radio have announced their new album, ‘Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky’

It comes alongside the opening track from the record, 'Back To The Radio'.
Photo Credit: Matilda Hill Jenkins

Porridge Radio have announced details of their new album, ‘Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky’.

Set for release via Secretly Canadian on 20th May, it comes alongside the opening track from the record, ‘Back To The Radio’.

Speaking about the single, vocalist Dana Margolin explains: “‘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.”

About the album, she continues: “I wrote these songs for myself but I think everyone wants to feel like what they’re doing is useful in some way. I’m learning to embrace both now, the parts that are for me, and the parts that are for everybody else.”

The tracklisting for the record reads:

  1. Back To The Radio
  2. Trying
  3. Birthday Party
  4. End Of Last Year
  5. Rotten
  6. U Can Be Happy If U Want To
  7. Flowers
  8. Jealousy
  9. I Hope She’s OK 2
  10. Splintered
  11. The Rip
  12. Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky

The band will hit the road to support the release. You can catch them at:

20 Piccadilly Records, Manchester
22 Brudenell Social Club (Crash Records), Leeds
24 Rough Trade East, London
25 Resident, Brighton
26 Rough Trade, Bristol
26-29 Spring Gathering Festival – Derbyshire
27-28 Sea Change Festival – Totnes

15 Doune The Rabbit Hole – Cardross Estate
21-24 Blue Dot Festival – Cheshire

1-4 End of the Road Festival – Wiltshire

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

01 The Old Market – Brighton
02 The Old Market – Brighton
03 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire – London

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