Porridge Radio

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Porridge Radio
Dana Margolin of Porridge Radio performing at the Shacklewell Arms in Dalston in 2016
Dana Margolin of Porridge Radio performing at the Shacklewell Arms in Dalston in 2016
Background information
OriginBrighton, England, United Kingdom
Years active
  • 2015–present
Associated actsGengahr, Shame, The Wants, The Beths, Garden Centre, Snapped Ankles
MembersDana Margolin
Georgie Stott
Maddie Ryall
Sam Yardley

Porridge Radio are a British indie rock band formed in Brighton in 2015.[1] They are fronted by vocalist, songwriter and lead guitarist Dana Margolin.[2] The other members are keyboardist Georgie Stott, bass guitarist Maddie Ryall and drummer Sam Yardley.[1]

The Guardian listed them among their top 40 new artists of 2018 and described their music as 'slacker indie'.[3]

They performed a live session for Marc Riley's show on BBC Radio 6 Music in May 2019 and again in February 2020.[4][5]

They announced signing to US independent label Secretly Canadian in December 2019.[6] In January 2020, they announced their second album and their label debut, Every Bad, which was released on 13 March 2020 to critical acclaim.[7] Later that year they released three singles; "Good For You" was co-released on 2 July 2020 with the artist Lala Lala, "7 Seconds" was released on 14 September 2020, and "The Last Time I Saw You (O Christmas)" was released on 8 December 2020.[8][9][10]


Porridge Radio was started by Dana Margolin, who prior to starting the band was attending open mics and songwriting in her bedroom. She formed Porridge Radio as a way to express herself by using inspiration from the sea and her seaside home of Brighton. The band was formed with Maddie Ryall on bass, Georgie Stott on keyboard, and Sam Yardley on drums.[11]



  • Misery Radio (Eyeless, May 2015)[12]
  • I'm Not Sure Anymore (self-released, December 2015)[13]
  • Hello Dog Friendly (Split album with West America; Memorials of Distinction, January 2016)[14]
  • Rice, Pasta and Other Fillers (Memorials of Distinction, August 2016)[15][16]
  • Every Bad (Secretly Canadian, March 2020)[17]


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organisation Award Work Result
2020 Hyundai Mercury Prize Every Bad Nominated [20]


  1. ^ a b c d O'Neill, Lauren (1 May 2019). "Porridge Radio's Indie-Pop Is Wild, Contradictory and *So* Great". Vice.
  2. ^ Rankine, Ollie (31 May 2019). "Porridge Radio – A DIY band learn to take their time". Loud and Quiet.
  3. ^ Aroesti, Rachel; Beaumont-Thomas, Ben (28 December 2017). "From shamstep to drill: the top 40 newcomers of 2018". The Guardian.
  4. ^ "Porridge Radio Live In Session". Marc Riley. 7 May 2019. BBC Radio. 6 Music.
  5. ^ "Porridge Radio Live In Session". Marc Riley. 18 February 2020. BBC Radio. 6 Music.
  6. ^ a b Murray, Robin (5 December 2019). "Porridge Radio Sign To Secretly Canadian, Share New Single 'Lilac'". Clash.
  7. ^ "Porridge Radio announce new album 'Every Bad' and share grungy video for 'Sweet'". Nme.com. January 16, 2020.
  8. ^ Subscribe. "Porridge Radio team up with Lala Lala for 'Good For You' | News". diymag.com. Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  9. ^ Hussey, Allison. "Porridge Radio Share New Song "7 Seconds"". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  10. ^ Strauss, Matthew. "Listen to Porridge Radio's New Song "The Last Time I Saw You (O Christmas)"". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  11. ^ Richards, Will (2020-01-16). "Band To Watch: Porridge Radio". Stereogum. Retrieved 2021-03-02.
  12. ^ "Misery Radio by Porridge Radio". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  13. ^ "I'm Not Sure Anymore by Porridge Radio". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  14. ^ "Hello Dog Friendly by Porridge Radio / West America". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  15. ^ Milton, Jamie (1 August 2016). "Porridge Radio fill the time with their fantastic new album". DIY.
  16. ^ "Porridge Radio | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  17. ^ "Porridge Radio : Every Bad". Allmusic. Retrieved 2020-06-22.
  18. ^ "Porridge Radio rev up the jingle bells for "O Christmas"". Diymag.com.
  19. ^ "Porridge Radio share new track 'Don't Ask Me Twice'". DIY. 1 May 2019.
  20. ^ "BBC: Mercury Prize 2020 - Get to know this year's nominees". 23 September 2020.