Beginning as Dana Margolin’s sadcore bedroom project, Porridge Radio developed into an idiosyncratic post-punk 4-piece after she moved to Brighton and met her future bandmates.
They inelegantly knot together Margolin's vicious, furious emotional outpourings with beautiful pop melodies.
After a series of demos, and the growing legend of their intense live shows, full-band LP Rice, Pasta And Other Fillers came out via Memorials of Distinction in 2016. Recorded in a garden shed, their lofi debut documents struggles with life, love and boredom, and showcases the scrapbook absurdism at Porridge Radio's core.
The band's 2020 Secretly Canadian debut, Every Bad, is a culmination of what has been in their head for some time; the record they have been waiting for the means to record. The record arrived full of grand, sweeping ambition – with vocals so urgent that it often feels like it is moved by compulsion rather than choice, with all the rawness of early Karen O and influences as disparate as Charli XCX and The Cranberries. After receiving wide critical acclaim, Every Bad was shortlisted as one of the Hyundai Mercury Prize’s 12 albums of 2020.