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Friday 09 August 2019

Pottery: Montreal's Newest Purveyors Of Post-Punk Debut New EP @ Prince Albert Brighton

Montreal's Pottery have shared new track and video for The Craft, which  follows singer/guitarist Austin Boylan as he drops down to planet Earth to observe human behaviour in its many forms. 

Pottery began soon after frontman Boylan moved to Montreal and met guitarist Jacob Shepansky through a mutual friend on his first day in the city.

The pair quickly bonded over shared musical loves and began writing together; once they had a handful of songs, they enlisted keyboardist Peter Baylis and drummer Paul Jacobs, whose garage rock band Boylan and Shepansky had been fans of when they were in their teens.

The band take a freewheeling approach to indie rock that borrows from cult heroes like Devo, Orange Juice, and Talking Heads and mixes in bits of garage rock, psych-rock, country, and whatever else they see fit with abandon.


Speaking about the video for 'The Craft' the band's Jacob Shepansky says: 

"With 'The Craft' we wanted to explore the unconscious oddities of everyday life and how an outsider alien (Austin's character) may interpret these trivial actions. 

"Each band member has a niche hobby (in the video) that not only lends for blind emulation from the outsider, but also represents each member's individuality within our collective project."

Pottery recorded their new EP No. 1 over just two nights, cut live to tape, some tracks only requiring one take. 

The songs touch on post-punk, pop, dance .. it's shrill, jarring at times, with a hypnotic quality that pulls a harmony out of the discord. 

Pottery play The Prince Albert, Brighton, on Wednesday 21st August 2019. CLICK HERE for tickets. New EP No.1 is out now. CLICK HERE for info.

by: Mike Cobley




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