This show has been rescheduled from 14th November & 18th March to Tuesday 6th March. All original tickets remain valid.

Portico Quartet still sound like nothing you ever heard before. The
Mercury nominated East London based outfit's unique music has expanded
to embrace new sonic territories. Drawing on the inspiration of
electronica, ambient, classical and dance music as they take their
strange, beautiful, cinematic, future music to exciting new vistas
where the inspiration of Burial, Mount Kimbie and Flying Lotus rubs
shoulders with the textures of Arve Henriksen and Bon Iver and echoes
of Steve Reich and Max Richter. But all underpinned by a shared joy in
collective music making as the band push their inimitable music into
the future.

Portico Quartet's third, self-titled, album is released in January
2012 on Real World Records. It is the sound of a band that refuses to
stand still as they add new electronic inspiration to their trademark
sound. But there are no shortcuts here, the music is played live, not
pre-recorded, and the hard won collective empathy that is at the heart
of their sound remains their primary touchstone. Full of mystery and
drama Portico Quartet still take the listener on an unparalleled
journey and live they pack a heavy punch as the band looks defiantly
into the future.


"Isla feeds on Steve Reich mathematics, Radiohead dread, African
desert grooves and ECM northern melancholy to travel into a new,
chiming cavernous sound-world that is both exotic and hypnotic." MOJO
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"genuinely innovative.. there isn't a band that sounds remotely like
them." Observer Music Monthly
****
"the hottest ticket in town" Time Out

Duncan Bellamy, drums and electronics, Jack Wyllie, saxophones and electronics
Milo Fitzpatrick, bass and electronics, Keir Vine hang and keyboards

Please note you must be 14 or over to gain admittance - read our ID policy.

More like this: jazz, experimental, world

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