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We are offering you the chance to remix the track ‘Steepless’ taken from our forthcoming new album ‘Portico Quartet’ (released 30th January 2012).

For more information on how you enter click on the ‘Steepless Remix Comp’ on our page, or follow this link- http://on.fb.me/zZNu1y

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Cutting the vinyl, vybezzz!

Cutting the vinyl, vybezzz!

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New track ‘Ruins’ from our upcoming album out January 2012 on Real World Records.

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Had a wicked day yesterday With Cornelia working on some music… This is the sunset from the studio windows, leyton’s never looked so buff! And recording starts on Friday for the new album. HOLDTIGHT

Had a wicked day yesterday With Cornelia working on some music… This is the sunset from the studio windows, leyton’s never looked so buff! And recording starts on Friday for the new album. HOLDTIGHT

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Come to our gig by the sea in aldeburgh on the 10th aug! http://www.aldeburgh.co.uk/events/portico-quartet come check out the new toons!

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We’re doing two shows at the London jazz festival in the purcell rooms on the 19th of November at 3 and 7 35 Only a few tickets left! http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/music/gigs-contemporary/tickets/portico-quartet-60311

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Us with the crew in Germany!

Us with the crew in Germany!

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NEW PHOTOS BIGUPS!

Yes, big props to our very good friend Jamie Leith for the new photos hes taken of the band, one of which is above here. Hes a very talented geez and all round badman, you can check out some of our new photos as well as some of his other work here »»»»»»»> jamieleith.tumblr.com

and follow him on twitter here »»»»»>

twitter= Le__Boeuf (double underscore)

Bang.
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Morocco.

An unusually reasonable start out of Heathrow at 430PM meant we timed it perfectly for a sunset out of the aeroplane window whilst flying into casablanca. 

Woke up tuesday, wacked on some factor 10 and headed straight for the beach. 4 hours later and we’re all looking pretty rosy having failed to take the windchill into account when choosing the appropriately factored sun lotion. dinner with Aran Gosh and the nice people from the british council that eve, who seemed to find the whole thing quite amusing. Company and tagine all spot on though.

The next day and we’re sound checking at 3, we entered though what looked like a portcullis that turned out to be the old roman town called ‘Salla Colonia’ ’ which apparently was the first human settlement in that part of the world. Beautiful big turreted walls around a leafy interior with the stage and seating plonked in the middle. we played new and old music to a great crowd of a1000 or so Morrocans and it all seemed to go down very well. some people found it quite different to what they heard from us before, but releases will always be somewhat behind what we’re trying out live.  

Jumped on the 5 am train on thursday and headed for Essouria aka ‘the windy city’ Nice train ride over the arid landscape littered with densely packed cactuses. We had rented an apartment of one of the old penguin cafe guys that had an abundance of Moroccan charm; tessellated tiles, berber carpets and tagine pots a plenty. The next few days were spent lapping up the rays and reading good books (The Lacuna and Everything is Illuminated). 

A brief stop into the frenetic bazaars of Marrakech on the way the back, (where i successfully bartered a leather bag down to a quarter of its original price) then up at 4 to catch the 1 o’clock flight out of Casablanca back to London. ahhhhhhh….

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NEW LONDON DATES..

Sorry to all who tried to get tickets for our show at Cafe OTO thats now sold out… But its all good, our two shows at the London Jazz festival come on sale on June 28th so be sure to get involved. Big!

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NEW WEBSITE!

About time we updated it, hopefully this will become a much more active page so keep checking back for new gigs and news


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