Welcome to the official website for The Portraits.

The single 'Walls Of Silence' is available to purchase from all retailers including:

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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 our 2015 album 'Lions and Butterflies', available to purchase now as a digital download from the retailers below and on CD from the Shop.
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LIONS AND BUTTERFLIES (11-SONG CD ALBUM, RELEASED 02-10-2015)

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WALLS OF SILENCE, THE 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
 

"Lions and Butterflies is an album which has been lovingly crafted and one that demands repeated plays."

LAUREL CANYON

“Haunting….more overtly political than Jeremy Corbyn”

ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE

“Bright and richly melodic...easily alluring.”
Kevin T. Ward, Shire Folk magazine

 

"The Portraits deserve to be recognised."

Danny Farragher, FolkAll Blogspot


“‘Walls Of Silence’ should be in the charts! Great song!”

Mike Brocken, BBC Radio Merseyside Folkscene show

"Ultimately, 'Lions and Butterflies' is an album of hope. I liked this, and you will too"
FOLKWORDS

"The utterly beautiful Walls Of Silence (from Lions & Butterflies) grabs you within the first two seconds. The only problem with the song is that it is too short!"

Pete Phillips, Chairman, Choice Radio


“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