Portico Quartet (UNITED KINGDOM)
Duncan Bellamy (drums & electronics), Milo Fitzpatrick (bass & electronics), Keir Vine (hang drums & keyboards), Jack Wyllie (saxophone & keyboards)
2017 marks the return of Portico Quartet. The iconic, Mercury Prize nominated East Londoners have never sounded like anyone else, but where 2015 saw the band experiment with songwriting and collaborate with the likes of Jamie Woon and Joe Newman as Portico, 2017 finds Portico Quartet rebooting the band’s signature sound. Expect a collage of shifting textures and hummable hooks made on acoustic and electronic instruments. From improvised sax lines to danceable drum grooves drawing on electronic, ambient, classical and dance music, Portico Quartet embrace the strange, beautiful, cinematic, futuristic music that made their name. Expect new music from their forthcoming Gondwana Records release and classic songs from their illustrious back catalogue.