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Dummy Turns 20

There's a certain type of drum programming that lets you know that the world is a cold and unforgiving place, that nothing is going to…
Tom Breihan | August 22, 2014 - 9:13 am

Progress Report

Progress Report: Portishead

Name: Portishead Progress Report: English trip-hop pioneers embark on a long-overdue North American tour and will maybe make a record sometime. The band will…
T. Cole Rachel | October 6, 2011 - 11:21 am

List

20 Great Concerts From 2008

I'm not the only one at Stereogum who goes out to see live music, but I'm the one who goes out to see the most…
Amrit Singh | December 28, 2008 - 2:10 pm

More Portishead stories

Katie Dey – “Magic Doors” (Portishead Cover)

"how long can i distract myself from finishing my album by recording covers," Katie Dey asked in a recent tweet. Well, Katie, while a follow-up…
James Rettig | March 6, 2018 - 9:40 am

Arcade Fire Announce New Album Everything Now

Arcade Fire's new album is called Everything Now -- not Infinite Content, as previously speculated -- and its title track is officially out now. It's…
Chris DeVille | June 1, 2017 - 2:35 pm

Portishead’s Geoff Barrow Auctioning Off A Day In The Studio For Charity

Portishead's Geoff Barrow is auctioning off a day in his studio to support the UK's Breast Cancer Care charity. He tweeted our a link to…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 15, 2016 - 9:56 am

Portishead – “SOS” (Abba Cover) Video

Two months ago, Portishead's darkly minimal cover of ABBA's over-the-top '70s pop hit "SOS" leaked online. Now the track, from the soundtrack to the Tom…
Chris DeVille | June 22, 2016 - 10:45 am

Portishead – “SOS” (ABBA Cover)

New Portishead music is a rare and precious commodity, so listen up. The trip-hop legends have chosen an unexpected way to break more than a…
Chris DeVille | April 26, 2016 - 12:39 pm

Watch Thom Yorke Sing With Portishead At Latitude Festival

As Nigel Godrich hinted, Thom Yorke made a surprise appearance at the second day of the UK's Latitude Festival yesterday. Portishead brought the Radiohead frontman…
Peter Helman | July 19, 2015 - 11:38 am

Portishead’s Geoff Barrow Says Phantogram Ripped Him Off, Too

Last year, Geoff Barrow accused Abel Tesfaye of sampling Portishead track "Machine Gun" on the Weeknd's "Belong To The World" (which he denied) and brought…
James Rettig | September 8, 2014 - 8:58 pm

Portishead’s Geoff Barrow Produces New Evidence In Sampling Dispute With The Weeknd

Last summer Portishead's Geoff Barrow went on the warpath against the Weeknd after the Weeknd's song "Belong To The World" appeared to sample Portishead's "Machine…
Chris DeVille | May 5, 2014 - 11:52 am

Portishead, Interpol Headline ATP Iceland 2014

The carefully curated festival series All Tomorrow's Parties is throwing its inaugural Iceland event this July 10-12 at a former NATO base called Ásbrú in…
Chris DeVille | January 6, 2014 - 2:04 pm

The Weeknd Denies Sampling Portishead

Earlier this week, we posted a brand new video from Abel Tesfaye, bka the Weeknd, for a cut from his upcoming debut full-length Kiss Land
Claire Lobenfeld | July 17, 2013 - 12:51 pm

The Weeknd – “Belong To The World” Video

Last month, we posted video of the Weeknd debuting a new track called "You Belong To The World" live onstage in Toronto. The song, meant…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2013 - 9:29 am

Photos: NorthSide Festival (Denmark) 2013

NorthSide festival, a young upstart on the Danish festival scene, kicked off on June 14th, with three days of high caliber performances. Situated in Aarhus,…
Clint Heyer | June 20, 2013 - 2:14 pm

Quakers – “Smoke” (Feat. Jonwayne)

Portishead producer Geoff Barrow is also the man at the center of Quakers, an indie-rap collective with a new album coming out on Stones Throw
Tom Breihan | March 15, 2012 - 12:04 pm

Hear Portishead’s Geoff Barrow Sample Radiohead On New Hip-Hop LP

Rap has always had a tremendous impact on the production of Portishead sound-mastermind Geoff Barrow, but it's been a long time since he's tried making…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2012 - 3:08 pm
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