This Thursday 4th of December sees Portico play live at Islington Assembly Hall.
Featuring Duncan Bellamy, Milo Fitzpatrick and Jack Wyllie, Portico is a diffuse blend of the sublunary and the celestial where reverb drenched pianos mesh with swathes of ambient noise. Drum machines crisply puncture the air surrounded by shimmering arpeggios of synth and electric bass and guest vocalist Jono McCleery’s vocals float high above a world of textural atmosphere. Portico’s new album will be released on Ninja Tune in 2015 and this show offers the first chance to hear the band’s new music.
Joining Portico on the night is Luke Abbott, whose recent touring schedule has seen his handcrafted hardware-jams rubble throughout the club, gig and festivals of Europe over the last few years including a performance supporting Jon Hopkins at the Forum earlier this year.
Islington Assembly Hall is a special venue that makes for an extra special evening. The grade II listed building first opened in 1930 and today retains much of its art deco interior and original architectural detail, including its magnificent stage.
Date: Thursday 4TH December
Venue: Islington Assembly Hall
Tickets: £19.50 from www.soundcrashmusic.com