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New single 'Walls Of Silence', out 4th September 2015, is now available to preorder from:

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WALLS OF SILENCE (SINGLE, RELEASED 04-09-2015)

iTunes chart hit single 'The Rest Of Time' is still available to buy from iTunes, amongst most other online stores.










THE REST OF TIME (SINGLE, RELEASED 28-12-2014)

And both of the above songs feature in newly mixed forms on forthcoming album 'Lions and Butterflies', now available to preorder as a digital download from the retailers below and purchasable on CD from the Shop from release day, 2nd October 2015, onwards.
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LIONS AND BUTTERFLIES (11-SONG CD ALBUM, RELEASED 02-10-2015)

WALLS OF SILENCE, NEW SINGLE - Official promo video

"It’s always gratifying when musicians you meet and like turn out to make excellent music – as in the case of The Portraits"
TOM ROBINSON, BBC 6 MUSIC

"Can be summed up in one word...Epic."
FOLK LONDON


“Sublime...defiant yet fragile folk-pop.”
R2 ROCK N REEL MAGAZINE


“‘Lions and Butterflies’ is an album of sublime music, rock solid social commentary and sheer beauty. One to beg, steal or borrow."

FATEA MAGAZINE


“Powerful Stuff.... It needs to be championed!”
FOLKING MAGAZINE

“Crying out to be listened to.”
FOLKCAST

“'Lions And Butterflies': The song writing, the lyrics, the musicianship are all supreme....strikes the deepest confines of the soul.”
DAVID DURANT, HEAD OF LIVE & NEW MUSIC, BROOKLANDS RADIO

"’Lions And Butterflies’ is a roaring but beautiful record"
IAN CHAMBERS, EAST LONDON RADIO

“'Counterbalance' is a classic album of future proto folk protest songs. Well worth listening to.”
ROCK SOCIETY MAGAZINE

"'Counterbalance': A collection of fantastically composed tracks."
HELEN EARNSHAW, FEMALE FIRST


"Proudly partial, committed and defiantly determined to sing about the things they care about...upbeat, uplifting...heartfelt." 
FATEA MAGAZINE

“Counterbalance is an extraordinarily beautiful album. Music for the mind.”
PETE WHALLEY, GET READY TO ROCK

"Counterbalance is...a must for your CD collection."
DAVE GILSON, PRESTON FM