Portrayal are a post punk revival duo from Shrewsbury. ‘Solecism’ is almost haunting, with reverb charged guitars. The vocals throughout this track are melancholic, but almost quite delicate in contrast to the rest of the song. If you crossed the sound of Editors with the likes of East India Youth, I reckon you would get to Portrayal. Since discovering Portrayal, ‘Solecism’ has been on repeat for me for days now and is already an early contender for our song of the year.
If you like ‘Solecism’, then you must also give ‘Sea’ a listen, it’s got a more soothing sound.
‘Solecism/Sea’ was released by Portrayal in February 2016 and is available to download for free via Bandcamp. They’re debut album which was released last year is also available to purchase through the same link.