“Winter feels bad on my skin” chants Ruth Aicken in weightless echoes that glide frictionlessly into your eardrums. The UK indietronic duo, New Portals, craft bone-chilling ballads that linger in silence even after it ends – their melody is one that is built in staccato waves and bluesy atmosphere that feels exquisitely arrhythmic. Their newest single, “Winter Skin,” evokes an extra dimension with its hefty moodiness that gets burnt back and forth by the breathing, wispy vocals. Watch the lyric video:
New Portals have already received shoutouts from radio and built a solid fanbase with their songs, including “Cage,” this year. For 2017, they will be performing at SXSW.
2016 show date
12/16 – The Eglantine Bar (Belfast, UK)
2017 show date
3/13–3/19 – SXSW 2017 (Austin, TX, USA)