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Montreal-based 5-piece POTTERY have shared a new single ‘Lady Solinas’ (w/ music video featuring animation from drummer Paul Jacobs) and confirmed details for their debut EP No.1. The band have signed to Partisan Records who’ll release the EP on May 10th, 2019.

Listen to ‘Lady Solinas’ HERE

Lead singer Austin Boylan explains: “‘Lady Solinas’ is a satirical take on the story of Andy Warhol’s shooter, Valerie Solanas (Warhol’s writer of the screenplay “UP YOUR ASS”, also the writer of “SCUM Manifesto”). The story is used to consider the power of passion in artists and its effect on their mental condition. Although the lyrics hold a serious message, the approach to convey it is ultimately comedic.”

Pottery recorded No. 1 over just two nights, cut live to tape, some tracks only requiring one take. The songs touch on post-punk, pop, dance, and the band credits Orange Juice, Josef K and Devo as primary influences. It’s shrill, jarring at times, with a hypnotic quality that pulls a harmony out of the discord. ‘Lady Solinas’ is the follow up to their debut single ‘Hank Williams’, which was spotlighted by Gorilla vs. Bear,Fader, DIY, Stereogum + more.

The band has supported Parquet Courts and Thee Oh Sees, and next month they’ll begin a North American run with Viagra Boys which will include a stop at SXSW. The band have also announced their debut UK/EU shows for May – see below for a full touring itinerary – before they return later in the summer for slots at Green Man and End of the Road festivals. Full SXSW schedule coming soon.

Pottery – No.1 // Partisan Records – 10/05/19

1. Smooth Operator
2. Spell
3. Hank Williams
4. Lady Solinas
5. Worked Up
6. The Craft
7. Lifeline Costume

Tour Dates

(UK/EU dates in bold)

Mar 7th | Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
Mar 12th | Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 13th | Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 14th | Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 15th | Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 16th | Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 20th | Los Angeles, CA – The Echo*
Mar 21st | San Francisco, CA – The Independent*
Mar 23rd | Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios*
Mar 24th | Seattle, WA – Barboza*
Mar 25th | Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret*
Mar 27th | Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry*
Mar 28th | Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle*
Mar 29th | Detroit, MI – El Club*
Mar 30th | Toronto, ON – Hard Luck*
Mar 31st | Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz*
Apr 2nd | Boston, MA – Great Scott*
Apr 3rd | Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s*
Apr 5th | Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade*
Apr 6th | Washington, DC – DC9*
May 11th | Leeds, UK – Gold Sounds Festival
May 12th | Glasgow, UK – The Hug and Pint
May 14th | Manchester, UK – The Castle
May 16th | London, UK – Sebright Arms
May 17th | Brussels, BE – Botanique
May 18th | Luxembourg, LU – De Gudde Wellen
May 19th | Hasselt, BE – MOD Club
May 21st | Paris, FR – Supersonic&
May 23rd | Angers, FR – Joker Pub
May 24th | Rouen, FR – Rush @ Le 106
May 25th | – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso, London Calling Festival
Aug 17th-18th | Brecon Beacons, UK – Greenman Festival
Aug 29th-Sep 1st | Wiltshire, UK – End Of The Road Festival

* = w/ Viagra Boys
& = w/ The Beths

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