PORTS, a four piece band from Londonderry known for performing ‘emotionally literate rock’ will be launching their debut album at a range of venues this week.
First up is the Flowerfield Arts Centre in Portstewart on Thursday, May 26 at 8pm, where they will be supported by Plain Zebra. The band then travel to the Blackbox in Belfast for a Friday night gig, before performing a home-town concert in Londonderry on Saturday.
Saturday night’s gig will take place at the Glassworks. Finally, Ports will head to Whelan’s in Dublin on the following Saturday, June 4, 2016.
After the release of their first demo ‘I’d Let You Win’, the band received a flood of fantastic reviews including; ‘Flavour of the Month’ and ‘Ones to Watch’ from BBC Introducing, which resulted in extensive airplay from BBC Radio 1, RTE, Radio Ulster and Foyle.
PORTS rose to prominence in Ireland after an exciting performance at ‘Other Voices’, Derry-Londonderry (when they stepped in to replace Two Door Cinema Club). After their memorable performance, they were asked to return to the Other Voices stage, this time in London’s own Wilton’s Music Hall, joined by Villagers; John Grant; SOAK and Imelda May.
2015 saw the band take a step back to finish their, much anticipated, debut album “The Devil Is A Songbird”. Gameplay, the first single released from the album, has already made an impact after being used for MTV Teen Drama “Awkward”. That momentum has continued to grow with State.ie naming the band as one of the “Faces of 2016”.
With the release of the album in May, the band will bring their engaging and deeply personal live shows on tour in what will be, described by “Hotpress” as a “massive year for the guys”.
PORTS will be supported by Plain Zebra at the Portstewart launch on the Thursday evening, a new upcoming band with original music that can only be described as psychedelic bluesy/folky/funky rock n roll dipped vigorously into a contemporary industrial alternative coating.
This band are predicted to do great things this year so get them plugged into your ears as soon as possible and get your tickets to catch them supporting fellow keepers of the contemporary NI music flame, PORTS.