Mercury Prize-nominated Portico Quartet debut new music.
Sending out echoes of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism, the group created their own singular, cinematic sound over the course of four studio albums, from the band’s 2007 breakthrough Knee-Deep in the North Sea, and the John Leckie produced Isla in 2010, to their self-titled recording in 2012, the heralded Art In The Age Of Automation in August 2017, and the EP Untitled (AITAOA #2) in April 2018.
This show will feature music from their new album, Memory Streams, released on Gondwana Records in October 2019. Expect mesmeric music that draws both on their luminous past while pushing their trademark sound into exciting new pastures.
“Portico Quartet stake claims to territory occupied by Radiohead, Cinematic Orchestra and Efterklang” – The Guardian
Support comes from Before Breakfast, one of the rising stars of the Sheffield scene. Before Breakfast (Gina, Debra and Lucy) weave strong melodies with piano, cello and vocal harmonies to create an authentic and accomplished sound that is drawn from a wealth of musical experience, from classical to folk, and are inspired by artists including Bjork and Marika Hackman. Before Breakfast have a strong sense of meaning, telling intimate stories about being a woman that resonate with people of all stages of life.
Presented by Opus and Now Then.