Portico Quartet is a gang of young dogs that used to rile each other in a house in East London. There, in that London dwelling, creativity started to sprout like flowers in springtime: very fresh music without cliches, making use of the past in a free way and giving it a contemporary twist. World, jazz, pop, rock, roots or modern classical music; all these genres can play a part. It's like taking a look into the kitchen of the future. A good thing is that the group mainly wants to work in an acoustic setting. They also make use of the "hang", a percussion instrument that one of the band members bought on impulse at a jumble sale. Isn't spontaneity one of the key elements of jazz? Duncan Bellamy (drums and hang), Milo Fitzpatrick (bass), Nick Mulvey (hang and percussion) and Jack Wyllie (soprano and tenor sax) make music with a pleasure that is contagious; it brought them an immediate fanbase.