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 shared a very, very brief statement, “It’s great to be with a British Independent and I love working with Laurence [Bell, label co-founder]”. She is currently on the road with her old band — dates for the trip-hop legends can be found below.
While Gibbons of course appeared on Portishead’s excellent 2008 comeback LP Third, her last solo outing came with 2002’s Out of Season, a collaboration with Talk Talk bassist Paul Webb under his Rustin Man guise. She also contributed to last year’s Jneiro Jarel and (MF) DOOM album Key to the Kuffs, while producer-DJ Geoff Barrow has kept busy with Beak>, Quakers, his Invada label, and the occasional tiff with a dead person.
No further details regarding Gibbons’ album have been announced as yet.
Portishead tour dates:
June 14 – Hutsfred, Sweden @ Hutsfred Festival
June 16 – Aarhus, Denmark @ Northside Festival
June 18 – Berlin, Germany @ Zitadelle*
June 19 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Tipsport Arena*
June 21 – Scheeßel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
June 22 – Tuttlingen, Germany @ Southside Festival
June 23 – Hilvarenbeek, Holland @ Best Kept Secret Festival
June 25 – Krakow, Poland @ Tinning Plant of ArcelorMittal
June 28 – Somerset, England @ Glastonbury
July 26 – Benidorm, Spain @ Low Cost Festival