When will we see a new Portishead album?

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  1. Nick Sievers

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    The best I could find was:


    But that news was from December 2003. Has anyone heard what is going on with the new album or how far along it is? I crave to hear some new Portishead but the news is scarce, its been about 6 years now.
     
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    Yes, I have been waiting.

    As much as I hate to say this - I think the band has gone their own seperate ways and they might be done - for now.

    A danm shame - their potenital was amazing. Why can't they release more stuff!!!

    Only problem is there is not a lot of music like Portishead. Massive Attack is close, but not as dark and clam.

    What do you recommend?

    Oh well, I own a lot of CD's and enjoy lots of music.
     
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    They would be similar. They are(were) both part of what is called Bristol Trip-Hop. Some others in this vein as well as Massive Attack;

    Tricky
    Smith and Mighty
    Alpha

    Also, expanding to a different area, I highly recommend the Drum n' Bass masterpiece:
    [DJ] Roni Size and Reprazent- New Forms

    Out of all these, Tricky appears to be consistently venturing and releasing EP's and Lp's. Although, not all "gems" he is still one of the more intriguing underground artists.

    At their highest point though, I agree, Portishead was(is) unmatched.

    There are acts with a similar feel, seek out these;

    Kruder & Dorfmeister
    The Beta Band(fabulous!)
    DJ Shadow
    GusGus
     
  4. Kenneth Harden

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    I am a rabid DJ Shadow, Spooky, and Krush fan. I know of but have not explored K&D and GusGun. I have not heard of The Beta Band.

    Thanks, I'll be looking into these artists.
     
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    The Beta Band are great, but don't get too into them, they've just disbanded. Start with the "3 EP's" disc.
     
  6. Nick Sievers

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    I came across this today for those interested:

     
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    GREAT news Nick! Thanks for the info. By the way, I just love this comment:

    "...but generally we're doing another record."

    Generally doing another record??? [​IMG]
     
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    this is great news, I love Beth's voice
     
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    This is slightly off topic, as I've never listened to this band. How is the band's name pronounced?

    portis head or porti shed?
     
  10. Kenneth Harden

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    AWESOME!!!

    Kyle:

    Portis-head

    It is a town in Wales in Southwest Britian (correct me if I am wrong)
     
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    I remember when they first came out, thinking Beth Gibbons' was a one-named female singer (ala Jewel, Madonna, etc...) and she was named "Portishead".

    So I was kinda surprised when I bought Dummy and then found out she was Beth Gibbons in a duo. Because the Sour Times video really focused on her like she was a solo artist.
     
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    besides that, Dummy is definately in my all time top 10 albums
     

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