PORT ERIN (UK)
Booking territory: EU/UK
"Gorgeous, cinematic music..." - Robin Murray (Clash Music)
''Ocean Grey is well worth the wait'' - Drowned in Sound
'West Country favourites of mine'' - Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music)
“The glorious sounds of West Country trio Port Erin” - Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music)
''Ocean Grey sounds awesome. Tense, edgy atmospherics with lovely guitar textures on “- Just Like TV
"Add the horns and you’ve got the funky, rock-noir vibe of “Half Cut Moon”. It’s kinda prog, but cool prog, if you know what I mean. Good job!"
- David Sinclair (The Times, The Guardian, Kerrang!)
“ Port Erin are a perfectly weighted three-piece dispensing precision rock full of space and dynamics with liquid, ringing guitar, fat authoritative bass a superb drummer delivering delicious hi-hat. “ - Venue Mag
''Sensational wall of soundscapes pouring from just three excellent musicians. Tightly arranged, harmonically unusual and dripping with guitar effects, this trio transcends genre. They simply make beautiful music that defies categorisation'' - Listomania
''Liquid, low-end fret work, off kilter drums and palm muted guitar lines'' - Tap The Feed
''Enthralling jazz and post rock-influenced third album from Port Erin'' - Black Penny Music
''The musicianship and their own defined ambitions finally realised'' - Delusions of Adequacy
''Ocean Grey is an ideal, fresh and optimistic-feeling summer soundtrack'' - Bristol Live Magazine
''Best realised album yet, a real work of aural and musical excellence'' - Listomania Bristol & Bath
''A slick live experience. Part Talk Talk, part Miles Davis with notes of everything from jazz to krautrock'' Metro
''A memorable set by indie act Port Erin shone through delivering their own unique take on an overworked genre.'' Crack
The new album feat. Pete Judge (Get The Blessing), out on 7. April 2017 (Burning Shed)
Purveyors of original genre-bending music, Port Erin are a band of three made of two brothers– Reuben Myles Tyghe, vocals and guitar, flanked by Jacob Myles Tyghe on bass and Cerys Brocklehurst on drums. Now residing and writing in the city of Bath, they hail from Broughton Gifford (a very small Wiltshire village tucked away in South West England) where they formed in January 2007.
Port Erin have extensively toured the U.K. performing over 1000 shows at some of of the U.K.’s most prestigious venues. They have made appearances at many UK & EU festivals including; Glastonbury Festival (‘10, ‘11, ‘13 ’14, ‘17 & '19), played live sessions for BBC Introducing and their music has been aired numerous times on BBC Radio 6 (Guy Garvey & Tom Robinson). Since their formation, they have diligently been affirming themselves as one of the UK’s hardest working, most loved, unsung and underground DIY bands.
They have self-released (distributed by Burning Shed) 3 EPs and 4 LPs. 2017’s fourth album, Ocean Grey generated their best clutch of reviews from major UK press yet.
Drawing inspiration from the likes of pioneering greats such as David Bowie, Can, Miles Davis, Morphine, Radiohead, Syd Arthur, Talking Heads, Talk Talk and Tortoise there are a milieu of sonic textures are at play in their sound with echoes of jazz and post-rock coupled with mechanical, driving Krautrock rhythms – they are as punk as they are prog and as political as they are personal.
Port Erin are currently working on their much anticipated 5th LP that will be released in 2020.