Pottery are a rising garage rock outfit that’s just inked a deal with Partisan Records, the same label that’s gifted us with the likes of Deer Tick, Dilly Dally, and IDLES. Their debut release for the indie imprint is No. 1, the band’s first-ever EP, due out this spring.
The seven-song project was hinted at with last year’s “Hank Williams”, which doubled as the EP’s lead track and Pottery’s debut single. The Montreal five-piece has unboxed a second similarly promising offering with “Lady Solinas”.
While Pottery’s melodies are of the irresistible variety, the real fierce spark of “Lady Solinas” is held in their guitars. Like live, untamed wires, they flail and snap, leaving behind trails of smoke. Listeners are advised to stick around past the 2:50 mark, when Pottery fold in post-punk and rock and roll heat in a 30-second sprint to the song’s end.
In a statement, frontman Austin Boylan explained the track’s connection to Andy Warhol:
“‘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.”
Take a listen below.
No. 1, which was recorded in just two nights, is due out May 10th. Check out the EP’s artwork and tracklist below.
No. 1 Artwork:
No. 1 Tracklist:
01. Smooth Operator
03. Hank Williams
04. Lady Solinas
05. Worked Up
06. The Craft
07. Lifeline Costume
In support of the EP, Pottery have an extensive tour lined up that includes a North American stint and their first-ever shows in the UK and Europe. After previously playing alongside the likes of Thee Oh Sees and Parquet Courts, Pottery will share the stage with The Beths and Viagra Boys.
Peep the full itinerary below.
Pottery 2019 Tour Dates:
03/07 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
03/12-16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW 2019
03/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
03/21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
03/23 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
03/24 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza *
03/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret *
03/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
03/28 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
03/29 – Detroit, MI @ El Club *
03/30 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck *
03/31 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz *
04/02 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
04/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *
04/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade *
04/06 – Washington, DC @ DC9 *
05/11 – Leeds, UK @ Gold Sounds Festival
05/12 – Glasgow, UK @ The Hug and Pint
05/14 – Manchester, UK @ The Castle
05/16 – London, UK @ Sebright Arms
05/17 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
05/18 – Luxembourg, LU @ De Gudde Wellen
05/19 – Hasselt, BE @ Mod Club
05/21 – Paris, FR @ Supersonic &
05/23 – Angers, FR @ Joker Pub
05/24 – Rouen, FR @ Rush
05/25 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
08/17-18 – Brecon Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival
08/29-09/01 – Wiltshire, UK @ End of the Road Festival
* = w/ Viagra Boys
# = w/ The Beths