Arise Portico

Slated to play our Castle Stage at the Dalston Epic this Bank Holiday Sunday, Portico have been garnering interest from all corners recently. BBC 6 Music’s Tom Ravenscroft featured their ambiently influenced Guest Mix over the weekend, which you can listen to HERE.

 

Last week Dalstonist also featured an interview with the band’s Jack Wyllie.  Below he discusses the reaction to the new album:

YOU’VE GOT A NEW ALBUM AND NEW DIRECTION. HAVE YOU BEEN HAPPY WITH THE RESPONSE?

Generally its been great, we’ve had a lot of very good reviews. However there’s definitely been a bit of a backlash, one or two shocking reviews and some people clearly very annoyed that we haven’t stuck the course with the more experimental brand of jazz/minimal/ambient music we were making. Given the huge change in sound though we had to expect this and its quite fun provoking a bit of a reaction from people…

To read the rest of the interview on Dalstonist, click here.