Town Portal Unveil New Song “Roko’s Basilisk”
Taken From Forthcoming Album ‘Of Violence’ Due 5th April Via Small Pond +Art As Catharsis
Town Portal launched their new single “Roko’s Basilisk” alongside the announcement and pre-order of their third album, ‘Of Violence’, which is set for release on 5th April (via Small Pond and Art As Catharsis).
Hailing from Copenhagen, Town Portal are a three-piece consisting of Guitarist Christian Henrik Ankerstjerne, drummer Malik Breuer Bistrup
Across their previous LPs (2012’s ‘Chronopoly’and 2015’s ‘The Occident’) they have attracted a fervent fan base and major tastemaker support from the likes of Noisey, Brooklyn Vegan, Decibel and Invisible Oranges, to name a few. This adds to extensive tours across Europe, and other notable live outings including two appearances at ArcTanGent festival (2016, 2017), support for The Dillinger Escape Plan, and a set at cult festival Duna Jam in Italy.
Their new album is set to up the ante on its release in Spring, showcasing an expansive and eclectic sound –and “Roko’s Basilisk” is quite an opening gambit. Town Portal expand on the song’s genesis: “The Meshugga-
The outro of the track features a small brass section consisting of Tommy Peach and Will Gardner (Black Peaks), who both played on several songs throughout the album, interpreting Town Portal’s existing compositional ideas. On this song, however
While their previous albums were self-recorded (with Ankerstjerne at the helm), their third long player finds Town Portal’s usual DIY approach replaced by a more ambitious plan that involved flying in their current
Town Portal have also found themselves invigorated by venturing into unfamiliar territories since their last LP. In 2017 the band were recruited by composer Ola Strandh (Massive Entertainment, Ubisoft) to collaborate on the soundtrack to the forthcoming high profile videogame ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division 2’; the following year they were sought out to join Johannes Gammelby and Manoj Ramdas in a new incarnation of Danish alt. rock darlings The Malpractice. The quintet played live shows in Copenhagen and Aarhus in support of Gammelby’s most recent release, ‘Slur’ (Crunchy Frog, 2018).
These exploits have infused Town Portal with
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