Portico Announce Two Night Residency At The ICA
aaamusic | On 29, Jul 2015
PRESENTING A UNIQUE & INTIMATE TWO NIGHT RESIDENCY AT THE ICA
25th and 26th of November
Pioneering experimental jazz and electronica at the home ground for innovative art.
If you still don’t know who Portico are, then you need to start paying more attention. Having been nominated for a Mercury Prize all the way back in 2007 the group have only been growing their audience, whilst shrinking in band members.
Originally formed of 4 members under the name ‘Portico Quartet’ the band have since released 5 albums, acquired 800,000 Soundcloud followers and changed their line up twice. Now just under the name ‘Portico’ the 3 member’s newest album seems to be a million miles (plus a couple of light years) away from where the band began.
The album, that features appearances from members of Alt-J and Jamie Woon, has moved Portico into the dark realm that is electronic music, whilst holding onto their experimental and acoustic roots. Their latest material is dark, electronic, a little less jazzy, but nonetheless an adventurous masterpiece.
Having been compared to James Blake, their live shows are an intimate, engaging and moving journey for any audience member. You can guarantee that this show is going to be an atmospheric and experimental experience that you are not going to get anywhere else.
“a bold, adventurous step into the unknown that bravely inspires as many questions as answers.” – Ninja Tune
“Achieves that rare feat of giving electronic music a beating heart, and is without a doubt one of the best records of its class this year.” – The Line Of Best Fit