“An endearing blend of house, garage, new wave and lo-fi pop”.- The Guardian
“Genre-splicing art-pop ready made for the dancefloor” – NME
“Impossible to genuinely pin down – Clash
“Something you’ll keep coming back to” – Dork 
“A band in complete control.” – DIY
Porij’s music meets at the interface between house, nu soul, pristine pop, garage and drum’n’bass, with lyrics that alternate between weighty issues and blissful escapism” – The Sunday Times
“Deftly luminous and polished sonically” – The Line Of Best Fit  
 “Entrancing, dancefloor commanders.” – Mixmag
A brilliant new voice on the pop landscape.” – Rolling Stone UK

Porij today share the final taster from their upcoming debut LP, in the shape of new track Ghostwhich just premiered via Matt Wilkinson on Apple MusicThe much-hyped debut albumTeething is set for release April 26th on Play It Again Sam Records (Nation Of Language, Editors and Lykke Li). The 4-piece, who have carved a niche at the forefront of Queer-led dance-pop, will perform their biggest London headline show to date, at Electric Ballroom on April 24th. The new album is co-produced by the band and the legendary David Wrench (Frank Ocean, The xx, Young Fathers). With warm-up slots for Metronomy, Coldplay and Friendly Fires alongside their own crowd-igniting shows –  Porij have been met with a landslide of attention at press and radio, lauded as “ones to watch” by tastemakers including The GuardianNME and BBC 6 Music. The arrival of Teething invites you to take a leap beyond seeing dance music as a genre, built from this type of kick or that type of snare, and instead as its own dimension: a place you can escape to.

Porij are Egg (Scout Moore)Jacob MaguireJames Middleton and Nathan Carroll

Ghost is an admission of vulnerability about losing a friend; Egg inviting us into their inner world, a world they otherwise fiercely protect. Accompanied by the band’s signature euphoric production, Porij pays homage to the language and sounds of the dancefloor which have encouraged generations to feel, not to think.

Porij recently returned from a sold-out US tour and today announce some extra UK instore dates, in addition to those already announced. Sam Girling will support Porij through the tour. Full dates below. 

Porij have endured the sharp pains of self-discovery. Every raw nerve, every bloody scrape and sprain, have been necessary for that unavoidable thing we must grit our teeth and bare: growing up. Vocalist and keyboardist Scout Moore (Egg), bassist James Middleton, guitarist Jacob Maguire and drummer Nathan Carroll are armed with hard-won experience, strengthened bonds and a renewed sense of passion. Their debut album Teething is both a coming-of-age story and a bottling of the particular magic that is unmistakably – and definitively – Porij.

Rather than floating just beyond our reach on a digital cloud, Porij are a real band anchored to tangible sound. Following their success over the last 3 years , the band had awoken an appetite for something we didn’t realise we were so hungry for: a collision of between the worlds of indie-rock and dance music, weaving together the organic with the electronic to create something at once tender and transcendent.

Teething proves that change can cut deep, but the propulsion to keep moving is what saves you.

Porij – Teething – Play It Again Sam – April 26th

1 – Marmite
2 – Unpredictable
3 – Don’t Talk To Me
4 – Endlessly Waiting
5 – My Only Love
6 – Ghost
7 – Stranger
8 – Sweet Risk
9 – Gutter Punch
10 – You Should Know Me
11 – Slow Down

Tour Dates

April 16th – The Gove, Newcastle, UK
April 17th – King Tut’s, Glasgow, UK
April 18th – acd3, Manchester, UK
April 19th – The Wardrobe, Leeds, UK
April 23rd – Trinity Centre, Bristol, UK
April 24th – Electric Ballroom, London, UK
April 26th – Fopp, Manchester, UK
April 27th – Rough Trade, Nottingham, UK
April 29th – Piccadilly, Manchester, UK
April 30th – Rough Trade East, London, UK
May 1st – Rough Trade, Bristol, UK
May 2nd – Rough Trade, Liverpool. UK 


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