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Portishead

Portishead

Portishead

Portishead has been played on NTS over 60 times, featured on 65 episodes and was first played on 17 May 2012.

Portishead are a band from Bristol, United Kingdom, named after a small coastal town twelve miles west of said musical hotbed, in North Somerset. They were initially known for their use of jazz samples and some hip-hop beats along with various synth sounds and the hauntingly beautiful vocals of singer Beth Gibbons. Their current sound drops the samples in favour of a harder, more abrasive edge, but retains Gibbons' vocals.

The band was formed in 1991 (then later split in 2005 reforming in 2008), by...

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