With their sophomore album Wild Awake due for release, Northern Irish band PORTS have given us a sublime taste of what’s to come on new track Reading in the Dark.
There’s a haunting echo of Gram Parsons, and the Laurel Canyon movement to the track, in the way it harnesses Americana and folk rhythms to a more rock aesthetic. A wonderfully 60s Hammond organ sound adds to the timeless, yet classic, nature of the song, as the more modern, indie meets country vocals keep us rooted in the here and now.
The band had this to say about the track, “Reading in the Dark is about trying to simplify things, reconnecting with nature and before the pandemic happened, looking to that idea of isolation for creativity.”
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PORTS are Steven McCool on bass and vocals), Mark O’Doherty on drums, Ryan Griffiths on guitar, and Conor Mason on piano.