Mercury Prize shortlisted Porridge Radio packed-out Trinity Community Centre in Bristol I was walking to the venue when I dropped my camera in the street. It shattered into pieces, and I thought “ah fuck.” My mate told me I had better start praying quick, since we were headed to a church. Following a very busy year jet-setting around Europe and America – playing at Primavera, their first American tour, and embarking in a chart battle with Harry Styles – Porridge Radio are mid-way through their home-coming 2022 UK tour. Flanked by AlaksaAlaksa and Memory of Speke, the Brightonian band are going from strength to strength. Trinity Community Centre is a strange venue, in that it’s a church. The high-vaulted ceilings give space to breathe and radiate the raw sound around, from pillar to pillar. There’s space to stretch and to think. A tired crowd packed out the church. Although the crowd was receptive and positive, it was also clear that there was a sense of lethargy afflicting the throng.