The wonderful Portico Quartet have made their debut album ‘Knee-deep in the North Sea’ available to members of Society of Sound.
The Mercury-nominated album has been fully remixed by legendary producer John Leckie.
Leckie’s track record as a catalyst for emerging talent is legendary: not only for the famous examples, Stone Roses, Doves, XTC, Radiohead, but also for pioneering systems orchestra Lost Jockey (which spawned Man Jumping, ZTT’s Andrew Poppy, Orlando Gough, and soundtrack supremo John Lunn) and World Music stars such as Rodrigo & Gabriela and Papa Wemba.
It is Leckie who has now taken the original tapes of ‘Knee Deep in the North Sea’ into Real World Studios to be remixed. Now heard for the first time on the Society of Sound is a transformed version of their groundbreaking debut and Mercury-nominated
The band are currently on tour in Europe ending with two dates at the London ICA on 3rd and 4th December 2010.