Portishead Working On New LP
2010-07-01 by East Hastings | 23 Comments

Bristol Trip-hoppers Portishead have announced to BBC 6 Music that they are going to begin work on a new album soon.

Geoff Barrow confirmed that the band would start writing for the LP, the follow-up to 2008's "Third", this summer. "I'm writing for Portishead through July and August," said Barrow. "I just want to bang on and get another record done."

Barrow went on to reveal the group had signed a new record deal, and also explained how he thought they didn't fit in with the British music industry any more:

"It's with a major. It's with the biggest record company in the world," he said. "It's with people we trust, which with a band is the most important thing. We did the 'Third' record, it did incredibly well. We got very little support from the UK as we don't represent a certain demographic of people, but we did Coachella [festival] and that was amazing."

As of now, the release date or the name of the album have yet to be announced. Fans are probably hoping that they don't have to wait 11 years, as they did in between the band's 1997 self-titled LP and 2008's "Third".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/news/20100629_portishead.shtml

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HipsterHolocaust
July 1st 2010

774 Comments


stoked.

Spare
July 1st 2010

5223 Comments


omgomgomg

Slipping Away
July 1st 2010

1261 Comments


awesome, can't wait

RomoCosmo14
July 1st 2010

66 Comments


this is big news

witchxrapist
July 1st 2010

10733 Comments


swt

cfbassist
July 1st 2010

325 Comments


this makes me excited for the future, third was SO amazing

tables
July 1st 2010

124 Comments


I loved Third, and I'm stoked for another album.

But
"I just want to bang on and get another record done."
I dunno how I feel about that attitude =

Quen
July 1st 2010

1633 Comments


^^, I agree.

Huntthequattro
July 1st 2010

66 Comments


This is great news. Gonna be looking forward to this. ^_^

pizzamachine
July 1st 2010

12568 Comments


Great flying penguins!

HipsterHolocaust
July 1st 2010

774 Comments


If they released more etched vinyl I'll be even more stoked.

ABurton
July 1st 2010

137 Comments


so we dont have to wait another 10 years?!?

foreverendeared
July 1st 2010

14678 Comments


awesome news

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 1st 2010

30309 Comments


Hopefully it'll be better than Third

Digging: L'Orange - The Orchid Days

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
July 1st 2010

3752 Comments


Siq

Digging: Labyrinth Ear - The Orchid Room

TheWhiteAfrican
July 2nd 2010

12 Comments


fuck. yes.

anotherdeadjuliet
July 2nd 2010

263 Comments


I am drink.

dcha
July 2nd 2010

989 Comments


I liked Third.

breesuschrist
July 2nd 2010

736 Comments


yay

AggravatedYeti
July 2nd 2010

7684 Comments


yesyesyesyesyesyes.

ZiggyPop
July 2nd 2010

92 Comments


Holy shit there's a BBC 6?

jingledeath
July 2nd 2010

7104 Comments


fuckkkkkkkk yessssssssssss

MonsieurGabriel
July 3rd 2010

15 Comments


This coming out so quick can only mean the're on some next level shit..



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