"Memory Of Newness" is the latest take from their upcoming record Living Fields, due to be released on March 30 and rooted with three guest vocalists: Jamie Woon, Jono McCleery and Joe Newman (alt-J). The track, rather than replicating the urgency of "Bright Luck" or the clutter of "101", is a sparse affair, down in part to Jamie Woon's calm delivery. With the quartet-era band living with Woon during the production of his debut LP, there's a clear mutual understanding of vision; the singer's soulful melodies stoke the minimal production as needed but not so much to disrupt the track's foundations. What's exciting here is that not only is "Memory Of Newness" a re-emergence of Woon, but a side of Portico that continues to excite.

Living Fields is out 30 March via Ninja Tune. Catch the band in the UK on the dates below.
 
 
March
 
13 - Guildford, Boiler Room 
16 - Ramsgate, Music Hall
18 - London, Village Underground for Convergence 
18 - Bristol, Colston Hall 
19 - Brighton, The Haunt
20 - Dublin, Whelans
 
April

21 - Leeds, The Wardrobe 
22 - Sheffield, O2 Academy
23 - Norwich, The Waterfront
25 - Nottingham, Rock City Basement 
26 - Manchester, Academy 3
27 - Liverpool, Kazimier
28 - Birmingham, Hare and Hounds