“Sour Times (Nobody Loves Me)” winning the prestigious Mercury Music Prize along the way.
Take a listen and maybe you’ll see understand how it wouldn’t be out of place in a modern updating of Wuthering Heights.
built and expanded upon the themes and motifs Portishead had long been exploring. Tracks on Third, such as “Hunter” and “Plastic” shored up on the orchestral soundscape developed by these two acts, and they inform each other if one listens to the two discs. The band continues to develop the music with a cinematic format, as the surprising entry of instruments recalls sudden drum beats, synthesizer crawls and abrupt endings. Portishead, in creating Third, gave birth to one of their most fully realized masterworks, one that builds greater power and makes more sonic sense over time. If you can’t picture electronica within an orchestral setting, you need to see this:
October 1 & 2 IBYM, Asbury Park, NJ
October 4 Hammerstein Ballroom NY
October 7 Jacques Cartier Pier, Montreal
October 9 Sound Academy, Toronto
October 10 Sound Academy, Toronto
October 12 Aragon, Chicago
October 15 Mexico, Corona Festival
October 18 Shrine LA
October 21 Greek, Berkeley, SF
October 23 WaMu, Seattle
October 24 PNE Forum, Vancouver
October 27 1st Bank Center, Denver
Welcome back, Portishead, it’s been too long. You’re all mine