Portishead Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


31st October 2014

Fact: Portishead star Geoff Barrow has teamed up with composer Ben Salisbury to create the score for The Beach writer Alex Garland’s directorial debut, sci-fi thriller Ex MAChina.


11th September 2013

Fact: Portishead star Beth Gibbons has given a giant puppet polar bear a "glacial roar" ahead of a Greenpeace protest, which will take place in London later this month (Sep13). The singer's roar will be added to the sound of ice cracking and Arctic wildlife, which will be pumped out of a sound system placed in the bear's head.


22nd May 2012

Fact: Blur star Damon Albarn has teamed up with Portishead's Beth Gibbons for a track on Jj Doom's new album Key To The Kuffs.


10th December 2009

Fact: Portishead have released a new tune to mark International Human Rights Day (10Dec09). Chase the Tear is available as a paid-for download and all proceeds from the sale of the track will go to Amnesty International.


16th April 2008

Quote: "We know the moods we set are miserable to a lot of people." Portishead star GEOFF BARROW concedes that the band's music can be quite depressing.


20th June 2006

Quote: "Sometimes I feel like I'm just f**king useless at this lark. (We) should hire Danger Mouse. He would knock up a Portishead album in about a week and the kidz (sic) would dig it." PORTISHEAD star GEOFF BARROW admits he's getting frustrated with the length of time it has taken to record a third album. It has been 10 years since the group's last release.


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