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Porij dance with confidence on debut album Teething


Release date: 26 April 2024
Porij Teething cover
26 April 2024, 10:00 Written by Hayley Milross

Manchester-born, London-formed Porij, a band who on a superficial surface level appear as an indie band but are still not afraid to fall into the charms of dance music, are a very exciting proposition.

They have felt sharp growing pains over the years, the agony of change (two band members leaving in 2022 and roping in two university friends with a moment’s notice) and the ever-growing challenge of finding their feet since their 2020 breakthrough EP Breakfast. But with their debut album Teething, they dance with a particular magic.

Lead vocalist Scout Moore’s (Eggy) voice on tender moments such as “My Only Love” is striking, counteracting whimsically with the plunging chorus. Meanwhile, “Stranger”, a story about Eggy’s own experiences as a non-binary individual, floats with an elegant lightness, bearing the front of the vulnerability on the album. But that’s the subtle beauty of it - gentle lyrics saved by euphoric production.

The jolty yet bending lead single “Unpredictable” is an instant highlight, acting as an appropriate label for the album and the band themselves - unpredictable and ever-evolving. Meanwhile, album opener “Marmite”, with its rallying cry of bitter words “You don’t stand a fucking chance / So let’s dance”, introduces the album perfectly.

Porij’s confident and assured debut delves into their love for not settling for one genre. Taking you on an adventure through emotions and soundscapes, it’s a fluid record that never stands still. It will appease long-time fans with its infectious and catchy grooves, as well as welcoming new fans to the party with open arms.

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