Pottery reveal new single and announce UK tour opening at the Deaf Institute

Manchester gigs - Pottery - image courtesy Luke Orlando

Pottery have revealed their new single Hot Like Jungle and confirmed details of a UK tour opening at Manchester’s Deaf Institute.

The Montreal band have revealed Hot Like Jungle as the third single from their highly anticipated debut album Welcome To Bobby’s Motel which is due for release on 26 June.  Hot Like Jungle is accompanied by an animated video created by Pottery drummer Paul Jacobs.

Speaking about the track, the band commented, “This was written as a love song for Paul’s girlfriend. He had a job working construction one summer and came up with the lyrics almost as a sort of Springsteen parody, they’re very blue-collar. When Austin sings it we always picture him on a mountain shouting off into the distance with a girl out there singing back to him.”

The upcoming album Welcome To Bobby’s Motel is produced by Jonathan Schenke and was recorded at Montreal’s Break Glass studio.  Speaking about the concept of Bobby and his hotel, the band explained, “Who is “Bobby,” you ask?

“Enter Pottery. Enter Paul Jacobs, Jacob Shepansky, Austin Boylan, Tom Gould, and Peter Baylis. Enter the smells, the cigarettes, the noise, their van Mary, their friend Luke, toilet drawings, Northern California, Beatles accents, Taco Bell, the Great Plains, and hot dogs. Enter love and hate, angst and happiness, and everything in between. Beginning as an inside joke between the band members, Bobby and his “motel” have grown into so much more. They’ve become the all-encompassing alt-reality that the band built themselves, for everyone else. So, in essence, Bobby is Pottery and his motel is wherever they are.

“But really, Bobby is a pilot, a lumberjack, a stay at home dad, and a disco dancer that never rips his pants. He’s a punching bag filled with comic relief. He laughs in the face of day-to-day ambiguity, as worrying isn’t worth it to Bobby. There’s a piece of him in everyone, there to remind us that things are probably going to work out, maybe. He’s you. He’s him. He’s her. He’s them. Bobby is always there, painted in the corner, urging you to relax and forget about your useless worries. And his motel? Well, the motel is life. It might not be clean, and the curtains might not shut all the way. The air conditioner might be broken, and the floors might be stained. But that’s okay, because you don’t go to Bobby’s Motel for the glamour and a good night’s sleep, the minibar, or the full-service sauna. You go to Bobby’s Motel to feel, to escape, to remember, to distract. You go for the late nights and early mornings, good times and the bad. You might spend your entire life looking for Bobby’s Motel and just when you think you will never find it, you realize you’ve been there all along. It’s filthy and amazing and you dance, and you love it.”

Pottery have also confirmed a string of rescheduled tour dates, with their UK shows now opening with a Manchester gig at the Deaf Institute.

When do Pottery headline at the Deaf Institute?

Pottery headline at Manchester’s Deaf Institute on 8 September 2020.  The Manchester gig is the opening show of a six show UK tour:
8 September   –  Manchester, Deaf Institute
9 September   –   Glasgow, Nice N Sleazy
10 September   –   Birmingham, Hare and Hounds
11 September   –   Leeds, Brudenell Community Room
13 September   –   London, The Dome
14 September   –   Brighton, Chalk

Image of Pottery courtesy Luke Orlando

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