Folk Radio UK are giving a lucky reader (+ one) the chance to see Portico Quartet perform at KOKO, London on Wednesday 17 April 2013.
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 release their new double album Live / Remix in March 2013 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.
This is a rare London appearance from an award-winning band whose live experience is never the same twice: we wait with anticipation to see where they will take us tonight.
Line-up: Portico Quartet + special guests
Date: Wednesday 17 April 2013
Address: 1a Camden High Street NW1 7JE
Tickets: £19.50 Advance, More on the Door
Available from: www.soundcrashmusic.com
For the chance for you and one other to get on the guestlist to this special performance just email us here: alex [at] folkradio.co.uk and enter KOKO in the subject title along with your name and contact details. Closing date: Friday 1st February 2013