The entire album is also currently streaming on as an audio-visual YouTube playlist, created by the band’s Hayley Akins. Watch and listen here.
Starting life as a one-man bedroom project for band leader Joseph Walsh, Dignan Porch has now blossomed in to a ramshackle group of perpetually laid-back sounding humans creating music that straddles the lines between psychedelia, folk, indie pop and grunge. Attracting a large cult following with every release, the band have been on headline tours of the UK, Europe, and US, which saw them driving over 9000 miles around the country with no tour manager or budget, and sleeping on floors every night.
When the Porch kick out the jams they give the impression that they’re careering along with only a couple of wheels still on the road, just about in control, but always on the verge of tipping over. There is a sadness that lurks beneath many of these rough-around-the-edges pop songs, a blurry-eyed realisation of the boredom of everyday life that seems to creep in to the very fabric of Dignan Porch’s sound. The ash tray is full, the can is empty.
11 June / Tooting Tram and Social, London
20 June / Camden Crawl – Purple Turtle, London
27 June / Dignan Porch Album Launch Party, Victoria, London
5 July / Rock-o-Rama Festival, Toulon, France
26 July / Shacklewell Arms, London
2 August / Brixton Windmill, London
18 October / A Carefully Planned Festival, Manchester
– October UK Tour –
Dignan Porch are Joseph Walsh (Guitar & vocals) Sam Walsh (Lead guitar), Ben Goodwin (Bass) and Hayley Akins (Keyboard and vocals). The band use a revolving roster of drummers, currently drumming in the live band is Philippa Bloomfield, before her Luke Walsh (also of Old Forest) who plays on Observatory, James Smith (also of Prize Pets) and Stephen Keane (also of Slushy Guts). Henry Withers of Human Hair/Lovvers also plays lead guitar on ‘Wait & Wait & Wait’.