Portishead - All Tomorrow's Parties Festival 07

Portishead - All Tomorrow's Parties Festival 07

Portishead are to be the next curators and will be performing exclusively at All Tomorrow's Parties, Nightmare Before Christmas in December 2007. They will be playing their first full live set featuring new material in nearly 10 years at the event which is set for December 7, 8 & 9 at Butlins Holiday Camp at Minehead.

  • Portishead's live shows in New York City were extremely trilling, the music was and show felt like a vintage spy film. After the show I got a Portishead hoodie, which immediately became my most prized possession, unfortunately I w... Portishead's live shows in New York City were extremely trilling, the music was and show felt like a vintage spy film. After the show I got a Portishead hoodie, which immediately became my most prized possession, unfortunately I was so high from the show I left the hoodie in the taxi. Well at least there was a great recoding of the Roseland show. Discription: PNYC captures Bristol, England's Portishead live, a situation which presents a particular challenge to a band so closely associated with studio experimentation. Portishead's sound, however, is built around the otherworldly vocals of Beth Gibbons, who immediately dispels any notion that such a performance needs to have anything canned about it. The spontaneity is helped along by a stunning palette of guitars, which combine with the the band's imaginative turntable work to create a thrilling, bombastic and unpredictable live experience. PNYC opens up with the swell of a string section, and quickly dissolves into the menacing, orchestrated strains of "Humming", over which Gibbons gives a stirring vocal performance, every bit as spontaneous as the rhythmic scratching which weaves in and out of the song's organ-based backdrop. "Over" features a particularly seductive voice-guitar intro, which mutates into an epic, gargantuan bass-synth groove. Guitar textures are, in fact, a prominent feature throughout PNYC, notably on the rocked-up, tremolo-soaked six-string thatdominates the live version of the band's signature tune, "Sour Times".

  • sexy, funky, hypnotic, and contemporary, just the thing to play during the after party on the International Space Station.

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  • Lets all thank Portishead for coming out with a new CD. We should all buy it and thank them for not giving up on their sound.

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