RIOT Release Radar: #086

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Porridge Radio // Back To The Radio
Dana Margolin & co have dropped a string of phenomenal singles since the release of their acclaimed album Every Bad – and ‘Back To The Radio’ is as good as any of them. This emotive slow build is our first taste of Porridge Radio’s forthcoming LP Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky.

CMAT // Every Bottle (Is My Boyfriend)
The very best creatives pool resources from all genres to create something new, whilst remaining somehow familiar. Sitting somewhere within the vast chasm which separates the forward-facing pop of Charli XCX and the classical country vocal of Loretta Lynn, you will find CMAT.

Just Mustard // Still
Dundalk’s purveyors of gloomy gothic rock are back with the haunting ‘Still’. Just Mustard’s new album Heart Under shall arrive in May, via the always reliable Partisan Records.

Porij // Figure Skating
Porij are consistently getting better with every new track – and they were pretty good to begin with. ‘Figure Skating’ sees Eggy’s vocal and accompanying bassline dancing euphorically over high tempo percussion. Speaking of dancing, have a gander at the track’s video: figuring the skating talents of Lynks.

Cola // So Excited
Built from the ashes of bands Ought and US Girls, ‘So Excited’ marks the second instantly likeable single to be released by Cola. US label Fire Talk have been slaying it lately and we can’t wait to hear what’s next: ‘So Excited’ indeed.

Momma // Rockstar
With some tasty tour slots alongside Snail Mail and Wet Leg coming up, Momma have a real stake in what is looking like a huge year for female-fronted rock. Something about rhyming drummer with Hummer had us hooked straight away.

0171 // Burnout
0171’s tunes somehow get more infectious and intriguing the more that you listen to them. The Hackney duo pair a little bit of Mura Masa’s R.Y.C energy with SOPHIE’s stirring vocal hooks to make for some addictive listening. New EP Welcome Back To My Channel is arriving later this year.


photo credit: Sarah Doyle

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