‘Inch’ features exclusive footage of the forthcoming film coming out this autumn. Faces is a multi-narrative film set across four storylines that follow a group of characters as their lives begin to unravel.
The movie features high profile actors from both music and film. It sees frontwoman Shingai Shoniwa of The Noisettes playing her first major film role, while also including the Oscar-winning Terry Pheto (Tsotsi, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, A United Kingdom), Aki Omoshaybi (The Riot Club, Kids In Love, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Suzette Llewellyn (EastEnders, Coronation Street, Holby City) and French actor and model Matthieu Charneau (The Bastard Executioner).
Regarding ‘Inch’ and Faces director Joseph A. Adesunlove says, “I was both honoured and excited to work on this project, most of all I think people will find it relevant to their lives and that has to be the most important achievement that all the people who have poured themselves into this project can hope for. I believe ‘Inch’ captures the mood of the film beautifully and I am very proud to have it as the official soundtrack.”
‘Inch’ is a stark tale of heartbreak from New Portals and features dark pulsating bass among atmospheric synths and smooth percussion clicks. The song is the latest to feature in a number of film and TV syncs for the band. Their previous single ‘Chasing Shade’ was recently featured in the Striking Out TV show and their single ‘Cage’ formed the soundtrack to the award-winning film She Has A Name last year.
Regarding ‘Inch’ New Portals say, “The song is about the difficult decision to be made in a relationship when it seems like the spark has gone.”
‘Inch’ is the first taste of new music from New Portals following the release of their highly acclaimed EP Stereo last year, which saw the pair receive high profile support from the likes of Vogue, Clash, Line Of Best Fit and many more.
New Portals have also received strong support from BBC Radio 1, with Phil Taggart and Huw Stephens particularly big champions of the band at the station. They’ve been featured in a host of high profile Spotify playlists and receive regular in-store rotation at a number of leading UK high street brands too.
ACCLAIM FOR NEW PORTALS
“One of the finest R&B-tinged male-female duos we’ve heard since AlunaGeorge”
“New Portals look to take pop to the next level”
“Worthy of everyone’s attention”
The Line Of Best Fit
“It’s a moving, sonically beautiful return”
“It’s banger o’clock, guys.”
“The strength of New Portals lies in their unflinching willingness to sharpen their fangs on some of life's most devastating and pivotal moments.”
“[New Portals] tracks should definitely be on your weekend playlist”
“They’re certainly ones to watch”
“Ireland’s hottest new artists”