Our favourite dreamy alt-pop duo from Belfast are back in the spotlight with a new music video! New Portals (Mike and Ruth Aicken) have released the funny music video for their latest single “Stay Here Tonight”.
The ‘Stay Here Tonight’ comedy short sees the Belfast duo hosting an episode of a bad 80s TV Show. They watch as leading Irish comedians Colin Geddis and Shane Todd, impersonate them, donning an impeccable Blue Steel pout, and inventing synth chord positions never before imagined.
The video itself is very funny and entertaining due to Colin and Shane filling up Mike and Ruth’s spots in the music video and lip-syncing to the song. Aside from impersonating New Portals, Colin and Shane also featured their own comedic antics whilst in the spotlight.
The featured track sees New Portals take their dreamy synth-pop to the discotheque in a blissed out trip of revitalised nostalgia. The late-night charmer witnesses Ruth seduce with a hushed coo, among 90s rave stabs and groovy swathes of synths from Mike. Like their previous tracks, “Stay Here Tonight” still holds that specific and interesting touch that only Mike and Ruth can add to the song.
The single received its first spin from Phil Taggart on Radio 1, who has previously championed the band at the station with their previous singles alongside Huw Stephens. New Portals have also been touted as The Guardian’s ‘New Band Of The Week’ among a wealth of further praise for the irresistible alt-pop duo.
New Portals have just announced a very rare and special London live show, where they will be playing at Cargo, Shoreditch on June 22nd in support of Youth Club in association with 1883 Magazine. The band will also be playing a hometown show at The MAC, Belfast on June 11th.
The fast-rising duo are one of the hottest tipped new artists breaking out from Ireland today. Their irresistible take on pop is one of the most intriguing and tantalising new sounds this year.
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