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Album Of The Day: 'Dummy' By Portishead

We hadn't heard from Portishead for seven years until this year when they released a gorgeously ethereal cover of Abba's stellar 1975 hit 'SOS' for the movie 'High Rise'. And now they've launched a video...

Portishead Honour Murdered British Mp With Abba Cover 'Sos'

Experimental Bristol band Portishead have unveiled their own moving tribute to the British labour politician Jo Cox - who was killed in the street last Thursday (June 16th 2016) - with a stirring cover of...

Portishead Pay Tribute To Murdered Politician In New Video

Cox was shot and killed earlier this month (Jun16) by a gunman who didn't agree with her stance on Britain staying in the European Union prior to Thursday's (23Jun16) referendum on the 'Brexit'...

Jarvis Cocker To Celebrate Thunderbirds 50th Anniversary With Special Concert

The Pulp frontman has teamed up with British conductor Charles Hazlewood to bring the music of Gerry Anderson's 1960s sci-fi puppet series to the stage at Bristol's Colston Hall on 1 December (15),...

Portishead Star Up For Coveted Film Composer Award

Barrow and Salisbury are up against Alex Ebert (A Most Violent Year), Dominic Lewis (The Greater Good), Antonio Sanchez (Birdman), and Zhiyi Want (Highway of Love). The coveted trophy will be presented...

Solange Knowles Gets Nervous At Every Show

Solange Knowles gets nervous ''every time'' she performs.The 29-year-old singer may have been working since she danced with Destiny's Child as a teenager, but she still has to ''fake it'' for the first few minutes...

Thom Yorke Plays Surprise Set At Latitude

Prior to his own secret performance at the event, Yorke joined Portishead during their headline gig for a rendition of The Rip. Yorke then performed an unannounced solo set in the early...

Ed Sheeran Plays Secret Latitude Gig

The Thinking Out Loud hitmaker performed on the Brit festival's woodland iArena stage after Alt-J had finished their set, NME.com reports. With a short set that featured Lego House, Don't, and...

Geoff Barrow And Ben Salisbury Score Alex Garland's Directorial Debut

Portishead star Geoff Barrow and composer Ben Salisbury teamed up to score writer Alex Garland's directorial debut Ex Machina.The two musicians previously worked together on the soundtrack for 2012 movie Dredd, which was adapted for...

First Acts Announced For Fib BenicàSsim Festival 2015

The first acts have been announced for the FIB Benicàssim Festival 2015.The Prodigy, Florence and the Machine, Portishead and Los Planetas are to headline the festival, which takes place in the Spanish town from the...

Portishead Star Accuses Phantogram Of Sampling His Song

Portishead star Geoff Barrow has accused rock duo Phantogram of sampling a drum beat he created without permission.The drummer features on a track by Jimi Entley Sound called Charlie's Theme and he claims Phantogram have...

Portishead Leader Posts Weeknd's Sample Request Letter Online

The leader of British group Portishead has attempted to shame singer/songwriter the Weeknd in their ongoing row over a sample by posting the producer's request letter on Twitter.com.Glory Box hitmaker Geoff Barrow maintains the R&B...

Interpol & Portishead To Headline Atp Iceland 2014

Portishead and Interpol have been confirmed as the headliners for the upcoming Atp Iceland 2014 festival.The two acts will hit the stage with local acts at the former North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato) base in...

Portishead's Geoff Barrow: 'The Weeknd Refusing To Acknowledge Song Similarities'

R&B star The Weeknd has reportedly denied illegally sampling Portishead's song Machine Gun on his new single after bandmember Geoff Barrow publicly complained about the issue online.The British musician claims he had denied The Weeknd's...

Portishead Star Accuses The Weeknd Of Illegally Sampling Machine Gun

Portishead star Geoff Barrow has accused R&B singer The Weeknd of sampling the group's 2008 track Machine Gun without permission.Barrow allegedly denied The Weeknd's request to feature a portion of the band's song on his...

Glastonbury Weather Dries Up Ready For The Big Acts

Many Glasto goers woke up to the pitter patter of rain on canvas this morning as Wednesday's warm, humid weather well and truly dissolved into rain. By the Thursday evening, the site was drenched -...

Josh Groban's Christina Crush

Josh Groban used to have a crush on Christina Ricci.The 31-year-old singer admitted he loved the 'Pan Am' actress when he was 13 because he was ''super into'' her character Wednesday Addams from 'The Addams...

Portishead’S Geoff Barrow Forced To Explain Amy Winehouse ‘Fake’ Comments

Amy Winehouse fans have been showing their allegiance to the late singer, following remarks made by the Portishead producer Geoff Barrow. Barrow made the comments about Amy’s voice, during an interview with his band BEAK...

Kelsey Grammer's Fourth Wife Was First Who Wanted Kids

Kelsey Grammer's current spouse is the first who has wanted to have children with him.He has four children with three different women, but fourth wife Kayte Walsh was open about her desires to start a...

Portishead Without Record Deal

British band Portishead are still without a record deal more than two years after ending their contract with label giants Universal.The group, fronted by singer/songwriter Beth Gibbons, reunited in 2007 after an eight-year hiatus to...

Radiohead To Tour Next Year

Thom Yorke has confirmed Radiohead will tour next year.The group have played few dates in support of their latest album 'The King of Limbs', but now the frontman has revealed the band will go on...

Portishead Don't Want To Send Audiences To Sleep

Portishead don't play some of their songs live because they think the audience "would go to sleep."The group's founder, Geoff Barrow, admits they leave some tracks from their 2008 album 'Third' out of performances, because...

Portishead Struggle With New Songs

Portishead find it "hell" making music.Geoff Barrow, instrumentalist for the English group - who are also made up of singer Beth Gibbons and guitarist Adrian Utley - revealed the three-piece group find it tough to...

Portishead To Curate New Jersey Festival

British group Portishead have signed up to curate the 2011 All Tomorrow's Parties festival in New Jersey.The band has invited Marc Ribot, Swans, The Horrors, Mogwai and Deerhoof, among others to perform with them in...

Blur Are Glastonbury's Best

Blur's headlining slot at Glastonbury last year has been voted the best performance at the festival in 40 years.BBC 6 Music radio presenter Lauren Laverne revealed the British indie group - which consists of Damon...

Portishead Ask Fans To Shape Their Future

British band PORTISHEAD are asking fans to help decide their future, after quitting their record deal with label giants Universal. The group reunited in 2007 - after eight years in the music wilderness - to release...

Portishead Upset With Prince

British group PORTISHEAD fear their performance at the Coachella Festival on Saturday night (26Apr08) will be "awful" - because PRINCE will be following them on the event's main stage. Synth-pop pioneers Kraftwerk were initially billed...

Portishead Need Misery To Write

British band PORTISHEAD spent 10 years writing their third studio album, because they can only write music when the bandmembers are depressed. Recordings Dummy, in 1994, 1997's Portishead and 1998 live LP Roseland NYC Live,...

Portishead Recording Third Album

Groundbreaking British band PORTISHEAD are recording their third studio album - nine years after the release of their second. The reclusive trip-hoppers won Britain's Mercury Music Prize with their 1994 debut disc DUMMY, which...

Portishead Return After Eight Years

Cult British group PORTISHEAD have thrilled fans by starting work on their long-awaited third album - after an eight-year hiatus from the studio. GEOFF BARROW - the mastermind behind the GLORY BOX group's unique...

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