New Portals

New Portals

credit: Tony Webster, Big Bad Llama

New Portals - Cage

Still fresh on the synth-pop circuit, New Portals are already making a dent. As versatile song-writers, Ruth & Mike have already notched up over 13 million Spotify streams, paving the way to regular college and indie radio playlistings and garnering support from BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens & Phil Taggart whilst also bagging some column inches from The Guardian and aligning with international brands such as MAC Cosmetics, Sky TV, Starbucks & H&M. As well as SXSW 2017, their music can be found in an increasing number of films and TV shows:

She Has A Name (2017):

Farr (unreleased):

Striking Out (unreleased):

“pristine digital heartbreak pop”

The Guardian (New Band of the Week)

“refined synthpop”

Line of Best Fit

"Another synth-pop masterpiece, it’s a blissful blend of atmospheric melodies, seamless basslines and the faultless vocal harmonies of members Mike and Ruth Aicken, bringing gorgeous emotion to the powerful lyrical sentiments"

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Genre: Pop
Subgenre: Indie Pop
From: Belfast, UK-N. IRELAND