portishead

Discussion in 'Music' started by Ellis, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. Ellis

    Ellis Member

    ...is great!
    I found the album Dummy in my dad's cd collection. And, oh man, soooo beautiful! I think I'm in love :)
    So, does anybody here like them? Or has ever heard of them?
     
  2. hiddendoor

    hiddendoor Member

    fantastic one of my favourite bands, and they are back in the studio recording their third album too!!
     
  3. hiddendoor

    hiddendoor Member

    lifted from pitchfork:

    "Portishead Begin Work on First LP in Eight Years


    James Gregory reports:
    Along with Massive Attack, Portishead helped shape the hypnotic spaciness of trip-hop in the mid-90s with one of the genre's defining albums, 1994's Dummy. As the Bristol, England-based movement slowly lost its grip on the general public's consciousness, the band also retreated, and despite an underrated 1997 self-titled LP, Portishead has spent most of the ensuing years gathering a healthy coat of dust.

    Well, until now. NME reports that founding members Geoff Barrow and Beth Gibbons have come out of their eight-year seclusion and are currently at work on an album of new material in their native UK. The band have been in the studio since late last year prepping what will be their third full-length, and while no word has been given as to a firm release date, number of tracks, or even what the album will sound like, Barrow recently spoke to the BBC about the nature of their extended shore leave. "We've just had our heads down really, we've never actually broken up, or parted, or whatever," he said. "So for us it just seems, even though we haven't played for years, we still see each other and write-- we just haven't released a record for a long time."

    And while that doesn't really tell us anything, the as-yet unnamed album is expected in stores before the end of the year, and will mark the duo's first studio collaboration since 1997's sophomore effort, Portishead.

    In related news, Portishead have joined in the efforts to raise money for tsunami victims in Indonesia. The band has been confirmed to perform at a special relief concert to be held at the Bristol Carling Academy in Bristol, England on February 19. Also on the bill are Massive Attack, the Coral, and Robert Plant. Tickets are £30 (roughly $55) and all proceeds will aid water and sanitation efforts in the effected areas. For more information, or to make a donation, visit the official website at: www.crisisinasia.com

    * Pitchfork Review: DJ Andy Smith: The Document II
    * Pitchfork Review: Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man: Out of Season
    * Portishead: www.portishead.co.uk "
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  4. clockworkorangeagain

    clockworkorangeagain femme fatale

    hmmm mmm.. i have dummy also...and love it..portishead are fantastic.... i just wish i could see them live..spine tingling.. groove armada rocks too!
     
  5. Elle

    Elle Senior Member

    I definatley like them.
     
  6. alex714

    alex714 To the Left

    im obsessed with portishead
    i freakin love them
     
  7. LooLoo

    LooLoo Member

    They are indeed rather good. The masters of trip hop.


    Incidently, pitchfork is great as well. Hiddendoor, you know your stuff.
     
  8. hiddendoor

    hiddendoor Member

    ty LooLoo :) , Pitchfork is an excellent place for reviews of quality music
     

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