Portico Quartet

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Portico Quartet: Art in the Age of Automation review – reunited foursome make dreamy, layered trance

John Lewis

24, Aug, 2017 @5:00 PM

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Mercury nominees 2014: Nick Mulvey
With his Americana finger-picking, calypso rhythms and experimental jazz background, Mulvey’s the bookies’ 10/1 outsider for this year’s Mercury prize

Guardian music

23, Oct, 2014 @3:04 PM

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Nick Mulvey: hear his new album, First Mind

An exclusive chance to listen to the solo debut album from the talented Londoner

The Observer

10, May, 2014 @11:05 PM

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Nick Mulvey interview – 'My aim is to appeal to your subconscious first'

Portico Quartet's former percussionist talks to Tom Lamont about his first solo album, why he left the band, and the influence of Chuck Berry

Tom Lamont

10, May, 2014 @11:05 PM

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Mercury prize 2012: who will be on the shortlist?

The Mercury prize albums of the year will be announced later today. Is it time for Plan B? Did alt-j make your blood flow? Let us know who you'd really like to see make the shortlist

Caspar Llewellyn Smith

12, Sep, 2012 @9:02 AM

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Portico Quartet: Line and Rubidium live session - video

London electronic outfit the Portico Quartet perform a combination of two of their pieces, Line and Rubidium

Ben Kape and Andy Gallagher

19, Apr, 2012 @10:01 AM

Portico Quartet/Penguin Cafe – review
The Portico Quartet's sublime, balm-like melodies – despite being played with sticks, like percussion – form a core ingredient of its mesmerising sound, writes Dave Simpson

Dave Simpson

09, Feb, 2011 @7:30 PM

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This week's new live music

British Sea Power | The Go! Team | Hiss Golden Messenger | Matthias Pintscher | Everybody Digs Piano Trios | Penguin Cafe/Portico Quartet

Andrew Clements, John Fordham & John Robinson

05, Feb, 2011 @12:05 AM

Portico Quartet: Knee-Deep in the North Sea – review
The live recordings on this update of the band's 2007 debut sufficiently ramp up their melodious murmur to attract new listeners, writes John Fordham

John Fordham

03, Feb, 2011 @9:46 PM

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Paul Morley Showing Off ... Ms Dynamite, M People and Portico Quartet

Paul Morley introduces the Mercury prize nominees and winners that make up his prizes and awards discussion panel

Paul Morley

03, Sep, 2010 @3:56 PM

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Live music this week

MGMT | In The Alps | John Surman/Jazz Scene Europe | Alasdair Roberts | Four Tet | Portico Quartet

Andrew Clements, John Fordham & John Robinson

13, Mar, 2010 @12:09 AM

Portico Quartet | World music review
Koko, London
The shimmering Steve Reich-like patterns of this British world music group have a folky, rural feel, writes John L Walters

John L Walters

05, Nov, 2009 @10:00 PM

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