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.
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.
UK tour dates
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
Aug 17th-18th | Brecon Beacons, UK – Greenman Festival
Aug 29th-Sep 1st | Wiltshire, UK – End Of The Road Festival