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Portico – 101 feat. Joe Newman (Clark Remix)

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Portico’s “Living Fields” is out now on Ninja Tune. Listen to Clark’s remix of LP’s highligh ‘101’ featuring Joe Newman below.

“I wanted to make a slow disco thing that made me think of taking acid in sunshine. In the middle of a meadow, doing cartwheels, joyous. I loved working on the vocal part, delicious vox! I hear it as “she is so high on e”. Weirdly, it’s sort of my attempt at making a pysch Dungen sorta track but with…well obviously this sounds nothing like them… I dig Dungen though.” – Clark

Tour Dates
21-Apr Leeds, The Wardrobe
22-Apr Sheffield, O2 Academy
23-Apr Norwich, The Waterfront
25-Apr Nottingham, Rock City Basement
26-Apr Manchester, Academy 3
27-Apr Liverpool, Kazimier
28-Apr Birmingham, Hare and Hounds
05-May Prague, Lucerna Music Bar
06-May Warsaw, Basen
07-May Gdansk, Fabryka Batycki
11-May Hamburg, Übel & Gefährlich
12-May Mannheim, Alte Feuerwache
13-May Leipzig, Conne Island
14-May Cologne, Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld
15-May Basel, Kaserne
16-May Rome, Spring Attitude Festival
18-May Paris, Café de la Danse
19-May Ris Orangis, Le Plan 2
20-May Strasbourg, La Laiterie
22-May Brussels, AB
23-May The Hague, Paard Van Troje

Portico – Atacama feat. Joe Newman

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Portico unveiled another track from their forthcoming album Living Fields, out on March 30th 2015 on Ninja Tune. Stream “Atacama” featuring Joe Newman. Check out all the other tracks that are online so far, here.

Video: Portico – Memory Of Newness feat. Jamie Woon

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Taken from Portico’s album Living Fields, released on March 30th 2015 on Ninja Tune.

Portico – Living Fields LP

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Portico’s album “Living Fields” (bought forward 1 week to a 30th March release date on Ninja Tune) is an album of catharsis and redefinition, born of a desire to create newness out of loss and change. You could also say that the band Portico themselves have undergone a process of ending and re-beginning.

Portico are Duncan Bellamy, Milo Fitzpatrick and Jack Wyllie. Previously they were three-quarters of the highly successful and critically-acclaimed Portico Quartet. But “Living Fields” is no continuation under a shortened name. As far as the band are concerned this is a debut.

There are three remarkable singers on this record: Joe Newman (Alt-J), Jamie Woon and Jono McCleery.

Stream ‘101’ ft. Joe Newman (Alt-J) hereStream album closer ‘Memory of Newness’ ft. Jamie Woon (via Line Of Best Fit) here. Stream the two track with Jono McCleery below.

Living Fields is out 30 March via Ninja Tune. Catch the band in the UK on the dates below.

UK Tour Dates
13-Mar Guildford, Boiler Room
16-Mar Ramsgate, Music Hall
18-Mar London, Village Underground (Convergence Festival)
18-Apr Bristol, Colston Hall
19-Apr Brighton, The Haunt
20-Apr Dublin, Whelans
21-Apr Leeds, The Wardrobe
22-Apr Sheffield, O2 Academy
23-Apr Norwich, The Waterfront
25-Apr Nottingham, Rock City Basement
26-Apr Manchester, Academy 3
27-Apr Liverpool, Kazimier
28-Apr Birmingham, Hare and Hounds

Portico – 101 feat. Joe Newman

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Featuring the soaring voice and questing intelligence of Joe Newman (Alt-J), Portico introduce their new album Living Fields with a haunting slice of electronic pop. Newman’s voice climbs over reverb drenched piano, drum machines crisply puncturing the tension around shimmering arpeggios of synth and electric bass.

Portico are Duncan Bellamy, Milo Fitzpatrick and Jack Wyllie. Previously they were three-quarters of the highly successful, critically-acclaimed and Mercury-nominated Portico Quartet. But new album Living Fields is no continuation under a shortened name. As far as the band are concerned this is a debut, a leap into a whole new sound and way of making music.

101 offers a perfect introduction to their aesthetic, Alt-J’s Joe Newman is utterly compatible because, like all the vocalists on the album, he is not a guest so much as a friend. He and Jack Wyllie grew up on the same road in Southampton, and have been friends ever since. Joe says “I grew up listening to Portico and at Uni I introduced their music to a younger Alt-J. It’s such a pleasure to be collaborating on this new album and i’m looking forward to performing with them down the line!

Perhaps it’s this connection that accounts for the intimacy of the piece, on a song which also manages to be epic, one of those strange, unlikely contrasts which this group, in a sustained burst of creativity, manage to achieve again and again.

Portico’s Living Fields will drop on April 6th 2015 on Ninja Tune. Ninja & iTunes pre-orders come with Instant Download of ‘101’.