Montreal’s Pottery have shared a new track from their upcoming debut EP, No. 1, ahead of its May 10threlease via Partisan Records. ‘The Craft’ is accompanied by a music video (dir. by Bronwyn Ford andMax Taeuschel) that follows singer/guitarist Austin Boylan as he drops down to planet Earth to observe human behaviour in its many forms for the first time.

Watch the video for ‘The Craft’ here:

Speaking of the video, the band’s Jacob Shepansky offers, “With ‘The Craft’ we wanted to explore the unconscious oddities of everyday life and how an outsider alien (Austin’s character) may interpret these trivial actions. Each band member has a niche hobby (in the video) that not only lends for blind emulation from the outsider, but also represents each member’s individuality within our collective project.”

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. ‘The Craft’ follows on from recent singles ‘Lady Solinas’ and ‘Hank Williams’, which were spotlighted by Gorilla vs. Bear, Fader, DIY, Stereogum, The 405, So Young + more.

The band has supported Parquet Courts and Thee Oh Sees and recently wrapped a run of North American dates with Viagra Boys, as well as finding themselves one of the most hotly-tipped acts at this year’s SXSW. They’ll join labelmates Fontaines D.C. on a further North American tour later this year. In the meantime, following the recent news of their debut UK/EU shows in May, today the band announce a bunch more UK dates around their late summer slots at Green Man and End of the Road festivals, as well as an appearance at Iceland Airwaves in November. Please see further below for a full touring itinerary.

Pottery – No. 1 – Out on Partisan Records on 10th May 2019

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)

May 9th-11th | Brighton, UK – Great Escape Festival
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
July 18th-21st | Field, CA – River & Sky Festival
Aug 17th | Saint-Malo, FR – La Route Du Rock
Aug 15th-18th | Brecon Beacons, UK – Greenman Festival
Aug 19th | Oxford, UK – The Jericho Tavern
Aug 20th | Southampton, UK – Heartbreakers
Aug 22nd | Charleville-Mezieres, FR – Cabaret Vert
Aug 26th | Newcastle, UK – The Head of Steam
Aug 28th | Bedford, UK – Esquires
Aug 29th-Sep 1st | Wiltshire, UK – End Of The Road Festival
Sept 6th | Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg +
Sept 7th | Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s +
Sept 8th | Boston, MA – Great Scott +
Sept 11th | Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall +
Sept 12th | Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups +
Sept 13th | Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern +
Sept 14th | Detroit, MI – El Club +
Sept 15th | Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall +
Sept 17th | Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry +
Sept 20th | Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret +
Sept 21st | Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios +
Sept 24th | San Francisco, CA – The Independent +
Sept 26th | Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom +
Nov 6th-9th | Reykjavik, IS – Iceland Airwaves Festival

+ = w/ Fontaines D.C.

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