Porridge Radio Returns With Video For New Single “End Of Last Year” And Announces First-Ever North American Tour

Porridge Radio has shared a video for their new single, “End of Last Year”. Along with the release, they announced their first-ever North American tour.

The title comes from their forthcoming album, Water slide, diving board, ladder to the skyout May 20 via Secretly Canadian. The new track is a smashing anthem that brings Margolin’s visceral storytelling to the fore. Lyrically, she delivers lines such as “Cut off my shoes instead of taking them off / Cut my hands ’cause they itch so much.” Directed by Maura Sappilo, the accompanying video features stop motion animations of colorful paints.

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

Watch the video for “End of Last Year” below.

“The video is from my friend Maura Sappilo,” adds Margolin. “I’ve been a fan of her work for a long time, and I wanted her to do the video for this song because while her work is playful and brilliant, she knows how to bring in the dirty, painful, and disgusting aspects of being a person and having relationships in her paintings. Her art is lyrical and sensual and painful and beautiful, and I love how she brought all of that to this song.

In addition to “End of last year”, Water slide, diving board, ladder to the sky features previously released singles “The Rip” and “Back to the Radio”.

Water slide, diving board, ladder to the sky was co-produced by Tom Carmichael, Margolin and drummer Sam Yardley. Margolin says she wanted the band’s next album to be “a stadium epic, like Coldplay”.

Discover the tracklist of Water slide, diving board, ladder to the sky below.

Water slide, diving board, ladder to the sky List of tracks:

01 – “Back to the radio”
02 – “Try”
03 – “Birthday Party”
04 – “End of Last Year”
05 – “Rotten”
06 – “You can be happy if you want”
07 – “Flowers”
08 – “Jealousy”
09 – “I hope she’s okay 2”
10 – “Exploded”
11 – “The Tear”
12 – “Water slide, diving board, ladder to the sky”

Check out Porridge Radio’s North American tour dates below.

Porridge Radio North American Tour Dates:

San Diego, CA @ Casbah – Tue, September 6
Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room – Wed, September 7
San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop – Fri, September 9
Portland, OR @ Doug Fir – Mon, September 12
Seattle, WA @ Barboza – Tue, September 13
Boise, ID @ Neurolux
Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court – Fri, September 16
Denver, CO @ Lost Lake – Sat, September 17
Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry – Mon, September 19
Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle – Tue, September 20
New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom – Fri, September 23
Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s – Sat, September 24
Washington, DC @ DC9 – Sun, September 25
Atlanta, GA @ Earl – Tue, September 27
Nashville, TN @ Basement East – Wed, September 28
Dallas, TX @ Three Links – Fri, September 30
Austin, TX @ Parish – Sat., Oct. 1

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