Porridge Radio – Every Bad (album review)

by Woody on March 14, 2020

Photo Credit: El Hardwick

Hailing from the South of England, Porridge Radio deliver a winner of a debut. Fronted by Dana Margolin, the listener is taken on a journey where the listener gets some insight on her inner monologue. On the opening track, Born Confused, Margolin sings I’m bored to death, let’s argue. I’m bored to death, let’s argue” and that sets the overall tone for the album. The track ends with Margolin singing “Thank you for leaving me, thank you for making me happy,” before an almost cathartic release of the the band singing along as they repeat “Thank you for making me happy” before ending with Margolin full of despair. It an absolute brilliant opening track.

Then comes Sweet, a classic soft and loud indie song. Margolin is a powder keg; never knowing when she’s going to erupt but when she does; the rest of the band (bassist Maddie Ryall, keyboardist Georgie Stott, and drummer Sam Yardley) comes crashing in like so many thoughts rushing into your head.

From there, the band rips through another nine tracks on one of the best albums of the year. Every track delivers the good and I found myself getting invested in Margolin’s life. If I ever met her, I’d immediately want to hug her as I feel like I know her like a friend.

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