PREMIERE: Potpourri – ‘Modern Girls’

Following lush singles ‘Postcards’ and ‘Eisenhower’, Sheffield band Potpourri are back with a brand new twinkling festive offering.

Pondering the idealism of a perfect Christmas amid the bounty of priceless love, ‘Modern Girls’ flows with soaring celestial vocals amongst shimmering keys and a scuzzy, sweeping energy. Propelled by a swirling, sparkling majesty, it oozes a blissful euphoric aura, whilst maintaining a refreshing sense of realism. A perfect and relatable Christmas accompaniment for any of us ‘Modern Girls’. Of the track, songwriter Lauren Dowling reflects:

I guess I was thinking about the modern phenomenon of gift-giving as a language of love, but also as a point of contention. Whilst we’re more inclined to be charitable at this time of year, we also can’t escape our own expectations for grandeur and luxury, but for ‘Modern Girls’, it’s the former that tends to bring the most joy and warmth.”

As part of this release, the band will be donating all proceeds from the track to Burngreave Foodbank and SAYiT. SAYiT’s aim is to create an environment that supports the emotional and sexual wellbeing of young people and empowers LGBT+ young people to transform their own lives and that of their peers by addressing issues of awareness, developing knowledge and addressing organisational discrimination and inequality. Burngreave Foodbank  provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people in crisis.

Download ‘Modern Girls’ from Bandcamp now.

Mari Lane

Track Of The Day: Potpourri – ‘Postcards’

Having first been charmed by Sheffield band Potpourri through GIHE faves Foundlings when they did a recent Instagram takeover for us, I was super excited to hear that they’ve just announced the release of their debut album. Following debut single ‘Eisenhower’ and acclaim from the likes of BBC 6Music’s Marc Riley, it couldn’t be more welcome.

Taken from the album, latest single ‘Postcards’ is propelled by uptempo saxophone melodies, oozing a sweeping, jazz-infused groove alongside catchy bass hooks and luscious shimmering vocals. Reflecting on the mixed feelings we often have towards our hometowns, delicate harmonies are interwoven with a twinkling emotion, creating a jangly, sun-strewn offering, flowing with a blissful energy that’ll uplift in an instant; leaving you desperate for more of Potpourri’s heavenly sounds.

Of the track, the band expand:

The song, which started off as a rough scribble of lyrics penned over a pint is a love letter to hometowns and the conflicting feelings we sometimes have towards them…”


First Dance, the upcoming debut album from Potpourri, is out 30th October via Bingo Records.

Mari Lane

Track Of The Day: Duck – ‘R*ck St*r’

Having played The Finsbury for us not just once, but twice, DUCK are firm favourites of ours here at Get In Her Ears. And now, following joyous offerings such as 2017’s ‘Stereo’, and a revised line-up with the addition of Evangeline, they’ve shared an infectious new single.

A song about those weird narcissistic blokes in bands (sure we’ve all known a few!) and how their days are numbered, hopefully, ‘R*ck St*r’ is a playful slice of quirky punk-pop racing with pulsating, funk-filled beats and scuzzy, whirring hooks. Oozing  a vibrant, danceable energy, it fuses together a range of colourful sonic delights, creating a wonderfully eccentric cacophony. Of the track, the band explain:

The song is a takedown of all the weirdie narcissistic men of rock we’ve encountered (and beyond) hiding behind the ‘sad boy’ image in order to abuse others, clinging on to the outdated notion of entitled stardom and basking in their own self-proclaimed god-like genius.

DUCK’s upcoming album, There Are No Normal Conversations Any More, is set for release this Autumn via Hell Hath No Fury Records. 

Mari Lane