Montreal quintet Pottery began making a name for themselves last year with remarkable live performances, including support slots for the likes of Parquet Courts. These, along with excellent debut single 'Hank Williams', caught the attention of Partisan Records who will release their debut EP No. 1 on May 10th. The band have also shared a new song from the 7-track collection, 'Lady Solinas'; singer Austin Boylan explaining:

“‘Lady Solinas’ is a satirical take on the story of Andy Warhol’s shooter, Valerie Solanas (Warhol’s writer of the screenplay “UP YOUR ASS”, also the writer of “SCUM Manifesto”). The story is used to consider the power of passion in artists and its effect on their mental condition. Although the lyrics hold a serious message, the approach to convey it is ultimately comedic.”

The comic atmosphere is definitely palpable amidst Pottery's jaunty country-tinged rocker, with twanging guitars bringing a cartoony twist to the track. 'Lady Solinas' has muscle and a sting to it as well though, with Pottery guiding the song through a brazen, mosh-bating refrain and a scrappy break down. 'Lady Solinas' may only be 3 minutes, but Pottery use that time to great effect, showing several gears they can move through with churning excitement, suggesting there's plenty more to come on No. 1 and beyond.

Watch the video for 'Lady Solinas' below, featuring an animation by the band's drummer Paul Jacobs.

Pottery's No. 1 EP is out on May 10th. They'll be in the UK in May for some dates, before returning for festivals later in the summer. Here's the full list:

May 11th | Leeds, UK - Gold Sounds Festival
May 12th | Glasgow, UK - The Hug and Pint
May 14th | Manchester, UK - The Castle
May 16th | London, UK - Sebright Arms
May 17th | Brussels, BE - Botanique
May 18th | Luxembourg, LU - De Gudde Wellen
May 19th | Hasselt, BE - MOD Club
May 21st | Paris, FR - Supersonic
May 23rd | Angers, FR - Joker Pub
May 24th | Rouen, FR - Rush @ Le 106
May 25th | – Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso, London Calling Festival
Aug 17th-18th | Brecon Beacons, UK - Greenman Festival
Aug 29th-Sep 1st | Wiltshire, UK - End Of The Road Festival