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Portishead Recorded a Bleak Cover of ABBA’s ‘SOS’

Trip-hop mainstays Portishead haven't released an album since 2008's Third, but last year they announced plans to contribute a cover of ABBA's "SOS" to a…
Rachel Brodsky / April 26, 2016

Watch Thom Yorke Join Portishead for a Performance of ‘The Rip’

On Saturday night, rumors of a Thom Yorke cameo at the tenth annual Latitude Festival in Suffolk, England came to fruition during Portishead's headlining set.
Andrew Unterberger / July 19, 2015

Portishead’s Geoff Barrow Says His Band Only Made $2,500 From 34 Million Streams

Lots of musicians aren't fans of streaming. Taylor Swift (in)famously pulled all her music from Spotify, and Jay Z and a bunch of other big…
James Grebey / April 15, 2015

Your Labor Day Weekend Playlist: The 100 Best Alt-Rock Songs of 1994

As Labor Day Weekend approaches, the summer's last barbecues and beach parties find themselves wanting for the perfect soundtrack. SPIN has you covered with our "100…
Brennan Carley / August 29, 2014

The 100 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1994

In 1994, the distinction between "mainstream" and "alternative" evaporated. Green Day and the Offspring brought hook-heavy punk to the Billboard charts, middle-of-the-road acts such as…
Kyle McGovern / August 18, 2014

Portishead’s Beth Gibbons Covers Black Sabbath on ‘Black Sabbeth’

Sometimes it's best to just let a work of art speak for itself. Above, you'll find a video for a song called "Black Sabbeth." It's…
Chris Martins / April 24, 2014

Portishead, Interpol Lead Lineup for All Tomorrow’s Parties Iceland 2014

All Tomorrow's Parties may have bid farewell to its longtime home of Camber Sands, England, but the international festival will return to Iceland later this…
Kyle McGovern / January 6, 2014

Portishead’s Beth Gibbons Plots First Solo Album in 11 Years

Portishead's Beth Gibbons is prepping a new solo album for Domino Records, the label announced today. Via her own website, the English singer and songwriter…
Chris Martins / June 12, 2013

The Rolling Stones Are Headlining Glastonbury 2013, Daft Punk Are Not

The Rolling Stones, Vampire Weekend, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Portishead, the xx, Phoenix, Nas, and more have all been booked for this year's…
Kyle McGovern / March 27, 2013

Portishead’s Geoff Barrow Picks a Fight With (Deceased) Amy Winehouse

Portishead's Geoff Barrow faces sour times after he referred to the late Amy Winehouse as "Whiney Shitehouse" in an interview with ElectronicBeats.net. On the topic…
Nicole Sia / September 20, 2012

Beak>, ‘>>’ (Invada)

Bristol, England, is a town that must collectively ask, "What did we do last night?" every single morning and twice on weekends before lighting the…
Joe Gross / July 24, 2012

Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury, ‘Drokk: Music Inspired by Mega-City One’ (Invada)

Minimalist ode to Judge Dredd's 2000 AD is ultimately reverent homage to John Carpenter's 1981.

Portishead’s Geoff Barrow Spills on Quakers Rap Project

If you're anxiously waiting for the next Portishead album… then keep waiting. Producer and spokesperson Geoff Barrow is too distracted working on about a million…
Mosi Reeves / April 5, 2012

Welcome to SPIN’s First Ever Electronic Dance Music Blog

Welcome to CONTROL VOLTAGE, SPIN's new blog dedicated to electronic music (for dancing and otherwise). Hopefully, you will have figured out the subject from the…
Philip Sherburne / February 25, 2012

Portishead’s Barrow Drops 2012 Invada Label Sampler

Today, Portishead's Geoff Barrow's kindly tweet-dropped a new streaming sampler featuring recent and upcoming releases from his eclectic Invada Records roster, including two new tracks…
Alyssa Noel / January 25, 2012

Portishead, Goldfrapp Members Premiere Hypnotic ‘Joan of Arc’ Soundtrack

On Saturday night, Portishead's Adrian Utley, Goldfrapp's Will Gregory, and a small orchestra performed the duo's haunting soundtrack to Carl Theodore Dreyer's harrowing 1928 film…
christopherschultz / October 31, 2011

Mastodon, Portishead, J. Cole Hit Late Night

Late-night TV played host to a wide range of musical acts on Wednesday night. Metal giants Mastodon rocked The Late Show With David Letterman. Trip-hop…
Marc Hogan / October 6, 2011

Portishead’s Geoff Barrow Picks ATP Faves

This Friday, when the three-day American version of the eclectic All Tomorrow's Parties festival kicks off in Asbury Park, New Jersey, British downtempo pioneers Portishead…
Peter Gaston / September 28, 2011

Portishead Map First U.S. Tour in 13 Years

Portishead fans in North America are all too familiar with the gaps in the UK trip-hop trio's 17-year career, especially when it comes to seeing…
Nate Brennan / July 11, 2011
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