Who are this clan? What do they mean? A bunch of questions to one of our new favourites. Introducing the Brighton based Porridge Radio and The Cosmic Sadness: Genuinely tender, enigmatic, mysterious, teenage, angsty; all of these, a set of phrases and words that we associate with this bunch. With an about section on their Facebook that describes Porridge Radio and The Cosmic Sadness as: ‘It started sad and only got sadder, this bunch of nobodies will make you cry like you deserve to.’ Throughout ‘Alright Don’t Worry’ there is a tongue firmly lodged within your cheek, everything about it suggests it is to be taken with a pinch of salt as it rubs at all your teenage insecurity’s, paranoia’s and worry’s. Something indicates that Porridge Radio, in a Neil Young-esque fashion, are swinging round and sticking two swollen, cigarette stained fingers up to everything but in an exceedingly charming and endearing way, there is something in the way the lyrics are sung that is so tender and heart-breaking that you cannot retaliate, you listen along and gently lean back in the shared misery and cynicism. ‘Worms’ utters: ‘It’s a beautiful day for an ugly girl to wake up pretty / It’s a beautiful day for an alien abduction’, such riddling lyrics are the focal point of the entire song and the clumsy fashion in which we bounce up and down on the melody.
Porridge Radio and The Cosmic Sadness could certainly be one of the most intriguing bands we have heard from these shores in a while. For fans of The Moldy Peaches, Adam Green, Neil Young and Foxygen.