FAC: Online Artist Session with Porridge Radio
5:00pm – 6:00pm, Wednesday 18th Aug 2021
What is an Online Artist Session?
Open Artist Sessions (now Online Artist Sessions!) are monthly, intimate and informal Q&A’s for FAC PRO members with an experienced artist or industry figure. They aim to provide education, advice and help to nurture our artist community. They are free and exclusively for artists. Spaces are limited, so we recommend signing up quickly to secure a spot.
About Porridge Radio:
Beginning as Dana Margolin’s sadcore bedroom project, Porridge Radio developed into an idiosyncratic post-punk 4-piece after she moved to Brighton and met her future bandmates. They inelegantly knot together Margolin’s vicious, furious emotional outpourings with beautiful pop melodies, and have shared stages with the likes of Soccer Mommy, Alex G, Cherry Glazerr, Goat Girl, Dream Wife and Lydia Lunch.
After a series of demos, and the growing legend of their intense live shows, full-band LP ‘Rice, Pasta and Other Fillers’ came out via Memorials of Distinction in 2016. Recorded in a garden shed, their lofi debut documents struggles with life, love and boredom, and showcases the scrapbook absurdism at Porridge Radio’s core.
The band’s Secretly Canadian debut, Every Bad, is a culmination of what has been in their head for some time; the record they have been waiting for the means to record. Every Bad arrived full of grand, sweeping ambition – with vocals so urgent that it often feels like it is moved by compulsion rather than choice, with all the rawness of early Karen O, and influences as disparate as Charli XCX and The Cranberries. After receiving wide critical acclaim across the board, Every Bad was shortlisted as one of the Hyundai Mercury Prize’s 12 albums of 2020.
How will the Online Artist Session work?
Once you’ve all signed up, we will send you a link to a Zoom webinar via email. Simply click on the link and we’ll see you there! Please make sure you mute your microphone and un-mute it only when it’s your turn to ask a question. If you have any questions, just email us.