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Portishead To Start Work On New Album In 2012

Written by Brad Barrett on September 23, 2011

Work on the follow-up to the UK trio’s 2009 album Third is likely to start next year according to founder and producer Geoff Barrow.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, he said: “I’m going to start in January, I don’t know when Beth (Gibbons) is gonna start or when Adrian (Utley) is gonna start, but I’m gonna get my head together for January, basically to start writing. Historically, that could mean fucking 10 years. We’re only ever going to release something that we feel comfortable with or else it’s not worth releasing basically.”

He added: “Of course, we’ll release it when it feels like we’ve got something to say. I think most probably any one of us would prefer to go and take up some van driving job than release an album that we didn’t feel comfortable about.”

The Harvest Festival headliners released Third 11 years after 1997’s self-titled album.

Geoff also talks about the unlikelihood of reissuing their 1994 debut Dummy, co-curating the US All Tomorrow’s Parties event and dealing with success, in the interview which you can read here.

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