credit: Jesse Glazzard


Nothing about Porij is set in stone. The Manchester band surge from show to show, their creative energy moving from rave-infused highs through to delicate songwriting that finds them exposed and open. Patching together club tropes and indie pop elements, each song seems to exist in its own world, bound together by the gravitational pull of their mutual creativity. Lauded by NME and the Guardian, playlisted by 6Music, invited on tour by Metronomy, Friendly Fires and Coldplay, and set to demolish the festival season 24, Porij move with a chaotic but nonetheless defined sense of purpose.

Formed almost as a dare by four students at Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music, the origin of the band inaugurated a journey of evolution. “The start of the band was the most haphazard thing,” explains Eggy (vocals/keys). “I feel like that’s the literal essence of Porij. We do everything last minute – but it’s so beautiful, and amazing.”

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Events featuring Porij

Mar 13, 2024
10:10pm — 10:40pm
Presented by
BBC Introducing
Mar 14, 2024
1:00am — 1:50am
Presented by
Mar 14, 2024
1:05pm — 1:35pm
Presented by
SXSW DAY PARTY: Planetary Group
Mar 14, 2024
4:30pm — 5:00pm
Presented by
Mar 16, 2024
1:00am — 1:50am
Presented by
Selector Radio with Sian Eleri
Manchester, United Kingdom, England
Indie Pop
Professional Connections
Porij is seeking the following:
  • Brand Partnership
  • Gear Endorsement
  • Sync/Music Supervisors