Eggy (vocal and keys), Tommy (vocal and guitar), James (bass) and Tom (drums) are all currently studying in Manchester. They write, record and produce their modern alternative pop sounds in their student house - each member recording parts in their separate studios/bedrooms and then merging the sounds together meticulously, to form their distinctive “oats” sound.
Porij today return with new single Ego as well as unveiling details of their debut EP Baby Face, which drops September 17th on their own Oat Gang Records label. Baby Face will be their first release since the Breakfast mixtape which came out at the end of 2020. Hotly tipped by the likes of The Guardian, Dork, The Daily Star, Evening Standard, NME, DIY, Clash - the band were also part of the recent British Music Embassy SXSW performance. The band's last four singles have all been playlisted at BBC 6music with recent single Nobody Scared making the A-list. There has also been consistent support from BBC Radio 1, Radio X and BBC Introducing.
The debut EP takes the band's influences and manages to create a sound unlike anything else in 2021. Nobody Scared (A-listed at 6 Music) demonstrated a tender side, highlighting the serious and prescient message of the Reclaim The Night movement. Other songs on the EP such as Can't Stop fuse U.K. garage with unshakable pop hooks. Heaven Knows shows their mature side while Divine embraces self-love. Each song effortlessly brings you deeper into the world of Porij.