Late nights, early mornings or while cooking your tea on a Friday night, this is an album to dance to. Cohesive in its unpredictability Porij offer up a record of tracks that demand you move to.

Refusing to settle on one genre this debut album is a daring experiment, spanning from moments of up-tempo garage-inspired beats to slower-paced lo-fi indie-influenced sounds that we can hear on My Only Love. 

Stand-out tracks on this album are opener Marmite with its punchy and caustic vocals and lyricism, paired with that repeating refrain that you can still hear ringing in your ears hours after you listened to it. You Should Know Me is a lot of fun, upbeat and has some semblance of a classic club tune.

Maybe the band did experience some Teething problems along the way, but you wouldn’t know. Biting down hard with this debut Porij create themselves a solid foundation to build upon.

Porij: Teething – Out 26th April 2024 (Play It Again Sam)

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Megan Barton

Meg is a proud Mancunian and Music Journalist. She started out by writing press releases for bands in her free time, but now runs her own website Dyrti which she plans to expand in the near future. She loves Lester Bangs and Tony Wilson and has interviewed bands such as Cabbage, Oceans On Mars and Adult Cinema. You will more often than not find her somewhere in the Northern Quarter.