Portishead are an English band formed in 1991 in Bristol. They are often considered one of the pioneers of trip hop music. The band are named after the nearby town of the same name, eight miles west of Bristol, along the coast. Portishead consists of Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons and Adrian Utley, while sometimes citing a fourth member, Dave McDonald, an engineer on their first records. Their debut album, Dummy, was met with critical acclaim in 1994. Two other studio albums were issued: Portishead in 1997 and Third in 2008.
Records, who issued Portishead’s debut album Dummy in August 1994. Despite Barrow’s and Gibbons’ reluctance to indulge the media, Dummy went from strength to strength, earning critical acclaim in the both the UK and the . Spawned the singles Numb and Sour Times, both of which were accompanied by mysterious music videos, the album won the Mercury Music Prize for Album of the Year over Blur, Suede, Oasis, and Pulp. The record did wonders for the trip-hop genre, already popularised by Massive Attack and Tricky, and is considered one of the greatest trip-hop albums ever made
Portishead is the second studio album by English electronic band Portishead, released on 16 September 1997 by Go! Discs. Only You" samples Ken Thorne's "Inspector Clouseau" and The Pharcyde's "She Said". Western Eyes" is listed as sampling "Hookers & Gin" by the Sean Atkins Experience in the album's liner notes. In reality, this song does not exist; like most of the samples on the album, it was created by the band.
Portishead Concert Band, Portishead, North Somerset. We are woodwind and brass players plus a drummer and a bass .
Portishead’s first album Dummy was released in 1994. Adrian Utley, who co-produced the album with them (and who played on nine of the tracks and co-wrote eight), became an official band member shortly after its release. After their initial success, Portishead withdrew from the spotlight for three years until their second album, Portishead, was released in 1997. The album’s sound differed from Dummy, characterized as grainy and harsher. Three singles, All Mine, Over and Only You were released, the first one achieving a Top 10 placing in the UK. In 1997, the band performed a one-off show with strings at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City.
Posted by sandbag on 17/03/16. We have contributed a track to the new Ben Wheatley film High Rise which is the Empire Gala at London Film Festival on Friday 9th October at the Odeon Leicester Square. The track is a cover version of Abba’s SOS.
Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine. Bristol outfit that popularized trip-hop with liberal doses of cool jazz and spy soundtracks, featuring the angelic vocals of Beth Gibbons. See Full Discography.
In 1994, Portishead released their debut album Dummy, which despite the band members' reluctance for interviews in the UK media, met with an unexpected response in both the audience and the critics, when the album was awarded the prestigious Mercury Music Prize. Shortly after the release, guitarist Adrian Utley joined as the third official member of the band, and he co-produced the album and played in most of the songs. About three years later, they released their second, self-titled, album. From 1999 on, the members were devoted to their own solo projects and production work
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