Confirmed Pottery announce debut album ‘Welcome To Bobby’s Motel’

Pottery announce debut album ‘Welcome To Bobby’s Motel’
Photo: Luke Orlando

They’ve also revealed lead single ‘Texas Drums Pt I & II’.

Following the release of their debut EP ‘No. 1’ last year, Pottery have just revealed the details of their highly anticipated debut album. Set to bless our lives on 10th April, ‘Welcome To Bobby’s Motel’ will land via Partisan Records, and Pottery are giving us a little taste of what to expect with groove-filled double-hitter ‘Texas Drums Pt I & II’.

Explaining more about the forthcoming LP, the band explain:

“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.”

Got that?

Check out the lead single, track list, and some tasty new tour dates below:

‘Welcome To Bobby’s Motel’ Tracklisting

1. Welcome To Bobby’s Motel

2. Hot Heater

3. Under the Wires

4. Bobby’s Forecast

5. Down in the Dumps

6. Reflection

7. Texas Drums Pt I & II

8. NY Inn

9. What’s in Fashion

10. Take Your Time

11. Hot Like Jungle

See Pottery live at the following dates.

FEBRUARY

22 | Stockholm, SE - Obaren

23 | Copenhagen, DK - Ideal Bar

24 | Malmo, SE - Plan B

26 | London, UK - Brixton Windmill [SOLD OUT]

28 - 29 | Oslo, NO - by:Larm

APRIL

30 | Toronto, ON - The Garrison

MAY

02 | Burlington, VT - Waking Windows

04 | Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's

05 | Washington, DC - Songbyrd

07 | New York, NY - The Dance

08 | Boston, MA - Great Scott

09 | Montreal, QC - La Sale Rossa

22 | Antwerp, BE - Trix Bar

23 | Hamburg, DE - Nochtspeicher

24 | Berlin, DE - Berghain Kantine

25 | Prague, CZ - Underdogs

26 | Vienna, AT - B72

28 | Basel, CH - Sommercasino (Czar Fest)

29 | Milan, IT - Ohibo Club

30 | Fucecchio, IT - Beat Festival

JUNE

02 | Madrid, ES - Wurlitzer Ballroom

04 | Pau, FR - Le Pingouin Alternatif

06 | Lyon, FR - Le Sonic

08 | Brighton, UK - Chalk

09 | Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute

10 | Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club

11 | London, UK - The Dome, Tufnell Park

12 - 14 | Hilvarenbeek, NL - Best Kept Secret

JULY

31 - 02 | Montreal, QC - Osheaga

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