Belfast duo New Portals want to make an emotional connection.
The pair's songwriting has a floral, pastoral quality, melodically easy on the ear while continually cutting a little deeper.
New single 'Chasing Shade' is the perfect example. The duo's voices intermingle, before tumbling down into a supple bath of electronics.
Taken from their recent 'Golden Hour' EP, the track is rapidly becoming a standout moment in their live sets, a wonderful moment of union between band and crowd.
Clash is able to premiere the video, and it's a bit special. Mike Aicken says:
“We shot the music video for ‘Chasing Shade’ opportunistically over the summer, in our practice space, the side streets surrounding our house in east Belfast and in some of the Game of Thrones backdrops in the “leadmines” of Newtownards. It features a burnt-out car, something that was a familiar sight from my childhood.”
“The video also features our daughter, Freiah-Beth, dancing in the rain and under broken gutters on a typical Northern-Irish filming day. We actually decided to film ourselves whilst we were filming it, then ended up preferring the ‘B-roll’!”
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