ALBUM REVIEW: Pottery – Welcome to Bobby’s Motel | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 26.06.20







Pottery is an unquestionably daft name for a band; luckily for the Canadian five-piece though, they’re are about to release hands down the best debut you’ll hear this year. Welcome To Bobby’s Motel is magnificently crackers from start to finish.

The album is a near-relentless discourse between hooks and rhythms. Songs are frequently mixed into one another, a production trick meaning you scarcely get a moment to catch your breath. It grooves like the best of the Talking Heads and it’s splendidly detached from reality. Sounding a bit like a Gang of Four record played at 45rpm, Pottery’s debut has more than just producer Jonathan Schenke in common with Parquet Courts. It’s mad, it’s effervescent and you should definitely go and buy it. Immediately. 


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