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Album Review: Pottery – Welcome To Bobby’s Motel

Posted on 25 Jun 2020 at 8:06am

You know with a title such as this you’re going to be entering a world unlike any other.

Montreal’s Pottery gave us some glimpses into their heads on last year’s slightly less-mysteriously titled EP No. 1, but while previously it was a work in progress, here we have a definitive look.

First impressions? Welcome To Bobby’s Motel is likely to be a sweaty place. Never sitting still, we are welcomed via a largely instrumental title-track which, at only two minutes, may be brief but squeezes a lot in. The guitars have a striking balance between glam and art rock, while the bass takes prominence in the mix (as it will throughout much of the album). There are some distorted vocals alongside spluttering synths which act as smeared narration and return later in the album.

Recent single Hot Heater, featuring elements of samba and African music, is a jerky, stop-start slice of chants and grooves. Singer Austin Boylan channels a smooth mix of David Byrne (indeed, much of the album owes a debt to Talking Heads) and Josh Homme on his more louche moments, delivering said chants in staccato fashion. Like following track Under The Wires, which is equally quirky before morphing into something more urgent (with a powering final third), it’s tailor-made for festival crowds (sigh).

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Pottery release Hot Heater, latest teaser of debut album Welcome To Bobby’s Motel

Posted on 12 May 2020 at 7:58am

More from Pottery‘s debut album Welcome To Bobby’s Motel today.

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Track Of The Week: Pottery – Hot Like Jungle

Posted on 18 Apr 2020 at 8:05am

The latest preview of Pottery‘s forthcoming debut album Welcome To Bobby’s Motel, now set to arrive on June 26th via Partisan Records, is our Track Of The Week.

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Pottery release Take Your Time from upcoming debut album Welcome To Bobby’s Motel

Posted on 04 Mar 2020 at 9:50am

Pottery have continued striding towards the release of their debut album Welcome To Bobby’s Motel with Take Your Time.

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Pottery confirm release of debut album Welcome To Bobby’s Motel

Posted on 05 Feb 2020 at 10:46am

Pottery have confirmed their debut album Welcome To Bobby’s Motel will be released on April 10th via Partisan Records.

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Live4ever’s Best Of 2019: The Tracks

Posted on 10 Dec 2019 at 6:58am

On our Best Albums list, 2019 brought us future classics from Fontaines D.C., Dave, The Murder Capital, FEET, slowthai and black midi to name just a few. Those and plenty more feature too on our favourite tracks of the year.

Picked out by editor David Smith from the hundreds which have featured on these pages during the past twelve months, Sinead O’Brien, Dry Cleaning, Black Country New Road, Kate Tempest and Working Men’s Club are just some who have added to a year which, whilst nostalgia has continued its grip on the mainstream, has quietly created a vintage all of its own.

Potttery announce European tour for February 2020

Posted on 06 Dec 2019 at 7:00am

Pottery have detailed some European tour dates for February 2020 which will include an appearance at the Brixton Windmill in London.

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Review: Pottery – No. 1 EP

Posted on 10 May 2019 at 6:35am

Some bands take a while to harness their sound. Debut offerings, be it EPs or albums, are often varied in style and contain a plethora of ideas that have been percolating for a number of years and can either display a band full of ideas or a band throwing mud at the wall to see what sticks.

More often than not, that occurs over a choice of hand-picked songs designed to demonstrate their diversity. In Pottery’s case, they demonstrate it over a matter of minutes. No. 1 is a furiously frantic journey, opener Smooth Operator is naught more than an instrumental, the drumming full of fills reminiscent of Humbug-era Arctic Monkeys, bristling with the scrape of funk guitars which build the mood before they clang as intensity kicks in.

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Pottery – The Craft

Posted on 10 Apr 2019 at 9:11am

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Track Of The Week: Pottery – Lady Solinas

Posted on 02 Mar 2019 at 6:47am

Track Of The Week is Lady Solinas, the first offering from Pottery since they signed to Partisan Records.

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