Fact: Portishead star Beth Gibbons has given a giant puppet polar bear a "glacial roar" ahead of a Greenpeace protest, which will take place in London later this month (Sep13). The singer's roar will be added to the sound of ice cracking and Arctic wildlife, which will be pumped out of a sound system placed in the bear's head.
Fact: Portishead have released a new tune to mark International Human Rights Day (10Dec09). Chase the Tear is available as a paid-for download and all proceeds from the sale of the track will go to Amnesty International.
Quote: "We know the moods we set are miserable to a lot of people." Portishead star GEOFF BARROW concedes that the band's music can be quite depressing.
Quote: "Sometimes I feel like I'm just f**king useless at this lark. (We) should hire Danger Mouse. He would knock up a Portishead album in about a week and the kidz (sic) would dig it." PORTISHEAD star GEOFF BARROW admits he's getting frustrated with the length of time it has taken to record a third album. It has been 10 years since the group's last release.