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Porridge Radio preview new album with third single "End Of Last Year"

03 May 2022, 12:50 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Porridge Radio have shared new song "End Of Last Year" as the third taster of their forthcoming album Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky.

"End Of Last Year" is, according to lead vocalist Dana Margolin, "a love song for my bandmates and for myself. It’s about not trusting my intuition, not trusting my body to heal itself, not trusting the people closest to me, but it is also an ode to all those people, and to difficult platonic love. It came out of a particularly painful period of communication breakdown and high pressure that hurt a lot, but ended in reconciliation and understanding."

The new track is teamed with an animated video by Maura Sappilo, and follows earlier singles "The Rip" and "Back To The Radio".

Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky will follow Porridge Radio's 2020 album Every Bad, and is partly inspired by a Eileen Agar collage.

The new album is co-produced by Tom Carmichael, Margolin and drummer Sam Yardley.

Margolin said of the album in February, "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."

"End Of Last Year" is out now. Porridge Radio's Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky album will arrive via Secretly Canadian on 20 May, and is available to pre-order now. They'll play London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on 3 November. Visit porridgeradio.com for tickets.
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