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Hidden Agenda presents


(formerly Portico Quartet)

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SNOW GHOSTS (Houndstooth/UK)

_ Main Venue _

Tickets €15 + booking fee, available from ticketmaster and ticketABC:

Hidden Agenda are very proud to present one of the most exciting live acts in contemporary electronic music to the stage at Whelans on Monday April 20th for a special intimate live show.

Portico (ex. Portico Quartet) are recently signed to Ninja Tune who will be releasing their debut album this March. This band fuses pop sensibilities with waves of distorted electronic sounds to create a unique sound dissimilar to anything we have heard before.

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(Not Portico Quartet or Portico featuring Jono McCleery)

Newly signed to Ninja Tune, Portico’s new music is born of a desire to create newness out of the ideas of loss and change. Bordering on the hallucinatory, their music moves forwards towards distant places, arriving somewhere between structured pop songs and a disintegrating ambience.

Featuring founder members Duncan Bellamy, Milo Fitzpatrick and Jack Wyllie, Portico is a diffuse blend of the sublunary and the celestial where reverb drenched pianos mesh with swathes of ambient noise. Drum machines crisply puncture the air surrounded by shimmering arpeggios of synth and electric bass and guest vocalist Jono McCleery’s vocals float high above a world of textural atmosphere. Portico’s new album, Living Fields, will be released on Ninja Tune in March 2015 and tonight’s show offers a unique chance to hear the band’s new music in a live setting.


€16.50 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


Whelan’s Indie DJ w/ Late Bar til 3am – FREE ENTRY – Drinks Promos Available.