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    We Take a Journey With Belfast Band New Portals

    New Portals 1 Photo & Art credit- Creative Flux Photography
    New Portals 1 Photo & Art credit- Creative Flux Photography

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    With a sound reminscent of Sylvan Esso and Oh Wonder come Belfast band, New Portals.

    Comprising Mike and Ruth Aicken, the duo won over BBC Radio 1 presenters Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart with their harmonies in ‘Skyline’, as well as their previous track, ‘Do It Right’.

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    The pair have recently released the video for ‘Skyline’, filmed in and around New York City, possibly the most famous Skyline of all.

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    ‘Skyline’ has elements of Scritti Politti, the ethereal vocals of Ruth Aicken giving the song a mystical quality, combined with R&B infused pop and hip hop beats. Check out the video here:
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    You can find New Portals online on Twitter, Facebook, Spotify, and their two Instagram accounts – Ruth, and Mike.

    About the author

    Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

    Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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