Portishead

Arcade Fire Shares 'Everything Now' Single "Creature Comfort"
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Arcade Fire Shares 'Everything Now' Single "Creature Comfort"

With a little help from Portishead.

Portishead Are Unveiling An ABBA Cover
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Portishead Are Unveiling An ABBA Cover

Two completely different sides of sound.

Portishead Once Again Calls Out The Weeknd Over Sampling Issue
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Portishead Once Again Calls Out The Weeknd Over Sampling Issue

As you might remember, last July when The Weeknd released his song “Belong To The World”

Geoff Barrow (Portishead) & Ben Salisbury - Drokk
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Geoff Barrow (Portishead) & Ben Salisbury - Drokk

Portishead’s Geoff Barrow recently joined forces with soundtrack composer Ben Salisbury for

Portishead perform on Fallon
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Portishead perform on Fallon

While currently touring throughout North American, UK band Portishead found time to

Portishead - Roads (Max Cooper Remix)
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Portishead - Roads (Max Cooper Remix)

Purveyor of excellent Minimal Techno sounds Max Cooper has provided Portishead’s timeless song

Intuition - The Black Keys – "Psychotic Girl" x Portishead – "Humming"
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Intuition - The Black Keys – "Psychotic Girl" x Portishead – "Humming"

Specialized in “ruining” other artists’ songs California rapper Intuition created quite buzz

Portishead - Chase The Tear (Video)
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Portishead - Chase The Tear (Video)

English music ensemble Portishead make their return with this latest video for their single,

The Return of Portishead

The Return of Portishead

Do you remember in the mid to late 90s when trip hop was supposed to change the face of music? It was considered by hipsters and music snobs to be more intellectual than the then current state of hip hop and more progressive than electronic music. Portishead was always the band that spearheaded the movement by putting together two brilliantly moody albums that seemed to define the genre. Trip hop fans rallied around the band and touted their ability to mix new age ambient music with old school lo-fi recording culminating into a unique sound. Beth Gibbons’ haunting voice gave the music a beautiful eeriness to the instrumentation of Utley and Barrow. However, just as they seemed to be getting notoriety in the mainstream, in the late 90s Portishead decided to take a hiatus seemingly taking the whole trip hop genre on a hiatus with them. Eleven years later the Portishead faithful aren’t looking for trip hop to start a musical revolution anymore. They are just ravenous to hear Gibbons command her vocals over cinematic masterpieces again. Portishead has decided to give the people what they want producing their latest offering “Third”. While the new albums’ sound is not as familiar to its down tempo ambient hip hop sound, it is in no way a regurgitation of past works. “Third” has new elements of psychedelic rock music and lyrically Gibbons has become more emotional. The album briefly juxtaposes between folk, jazz and electronic. Although there are obvious differences in sound the change is welcome. Another Portishead trip hop album in the traditional sense would seem out of date and old. You never forget who you are listening to when Gibbons’ voice come soaring over tracks like their first single “Machine Gun”. One listen and you’ll still swear they can change the landscape of music.

 
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