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Porridge Radio share Charli XCX & Deftones inspired track ‘The Rip’

“We wanted it to sound like massive pop, like Charli XCX, but with the instrumentation of bands like Slothrust or Deftones"

By Nick Reilly

Porridge Radio pose for a press picture
Porridge Radio from left to right: Maddie Ryall, Sam Yardley, Dana Margolin and Georgie Stott (Picture: Matilda Hill-Jenkins)

Porridge Radio have shared their new track ‘The Rip’, which sees the Brighton band channelling an unlikely combo of  Charli XCX and Deftones.

It’s the latest track to arrive from the Brighton band‘s forthcoming third album ‘Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky’, which arrives on May 20 via Secretly Canadian.

Speaking about the song, singer Dana Margolin said: “We wanted it to sound like massive pop, like Charli XCX, but with the instrumentation of bands like Slothrust or Deftones.”

She added: “The Rip’ was the last song to be finished for the album, and we finished it about a week before we went into the studio to record it in March 2021,” explained Dana. “It took the longest a song has ever taken me to write lyrics for, and they took form over a few years. At the beginning it was a song about a power dynamic where I was in control, by the end it was about one where I had none.

“My friends always accuse me of making up idioms and using them like they are well known phrases and I think this song is full of those. I love the idea of something being sick at the seams, like it’s disintegrating from its core. I like things that are so simple they are universal. I wanted it to sound like when your heart breaks so badly that your entire body aches. I wanted it to feel like your soul is dropping out of your body.”

Check out the track in full below, alongside a video directed by Margolin’s sister Ella.

The band has also announced a series of in-store and headline dates for the rest of 2022. You can check them out in full below and buy tickets here.

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

01-04 – 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