"Pounding, groove based rock n roll" doesn't quite cover it, but it's close.
"Stonkingly, stupendously, brilliant" gives you an idea – but we know you're still way off.
The devoted local following and torrential rave reviews following every gig and release from the Leeds-based four piece should help persuade the more whimsical of you. Ultimately though, in a market already saturated in ridiculous hyperbole – the only antidote is to 'listen', like Mr Peel used to.
If you're still unsure, catch them live – check their website for gig details and tracks.
Portabello are Leeds based four piece, hailing from all four corners of Britain. Their unique style of music has gained them a devoted local following across the country. Their song writing skills and musicianship precede a torrent of glowing reviews such as:
Absolutely stunning in session - Alan Raw, BBC Radio Leeds
Refreshingly original songwriting - Yorkshire Evening Post
Grand gestures to make you swoon - Leeds Guide
Formed in 2000, they released the 12 track Once Around the Sun in autumn 2002, which sold out the initial run of 1000 in just a couple of months. They have played in top venues from Dublin to London, Leeds, Manchester and Edinburgh, honing their style into as gig tight an outfit as it is possible to become.
Portabello have been working on the Intacto EP for the last year and will be releasing it early 2005 to an expectant groundswell. They continue to grow in skill and reputation.