Porridge Radio

Album Title: Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky
Record Label: Secretly Canadian
Review by John Noyd
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Porridge Radio - Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The SkyPorridge Radio - Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky

Visceral, truth-spewing grooves building introspective art-punk mantras into ranting garage-rock anthems, “Waterslide,” rides mystical misery into empathic catastrophes with raw, authentic sentiments defending emotional devotionals stalking haunted contemplations and spouting mouthy outrage brimming in incisive insights. Focused, corrosive, struggling to restrain strenuous contentions, Porridge Radio tunes into life’s terse mercies, punctuating twists and turns in calculated impacts, maiming refrains and struggling couplets. Swirling Wurlitzers slithering in melancholy waltzes and shoegaze guitars launching cauterized onslaughts, the band’s driving force is scored in core values, deep-seated feeling and existential energy. Earthy diversions cruising and perusing wounded crusades centered in impenetrable futility, the British quartet’s latest effort begs in dredged confessions while styled in unwavering obsession, a mesmerizing maelstrom whose subtle culmination drives aggressive messages with smoldering diplomacy. 

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