Part of In the Round, our series of intimate seated shows, Portico Quartet perform music from their fourth studio album Art in the Age of Automation, as well as luminous classics from their much loved back catalogue, and live debuts of previously unheard new music.
Mercury Prize-nominated Portico Quartet has always been an impossible band to pin down. Sending out echoes of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism, the group created their own singular, cinematic sound over the course of three studio albums, from their 2007 breakthrough Knee-Deep in the North Sea, and 2010 John Leckie produced Isla, to the self-titled recording Portico Quartet in 2012.
Now rebooted as Portico Quartet, with the return of Keir Vine on hangs and keys after a brief spell as the three-piece Portico, the group released their fourth studio album Art In The Age Of Automation on forward thinking indie jazz and electronica label Gondwana Records in August 2017. It’s been hailed as possibly their finest album yet, with the band simultaneously delivering both a return to their mesmeric signature sound and fresh new sonic departures in their new music.
Portico Quartet stake claims to territory occupied by Radiohead, Cinematic Orchestra and Efterklang ★★★★★
Produced by the Roundhouse in association with Soundcrash
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*Fees are £2.20 per transaction
Under 16s to be accompanied, under 14s accompanied and in seated areas only
Latecomers will be admitted throughout
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7pm – Doors
7.30pm – Riah
8pm – Interval
8.30pm – Portico Quartet
Please note, stage times are approximate and subject to change.