High Rise in UK cinemas tomorrow, March 18th

Ben Wheatley’s film High Rise is in UK cinemas from March 18th. 
Portishead recorded their cover of the Abba song SOS specifically for the film and not for general release. 
Inevitably there will be low quality bootleg versions but if you’d like to hear it within the film you can check your local cinema screening times here…..
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Posted by sandbag on 17/03/16

Portishead News

We have contributed a track to the new Ben Wheatley film High Rise which is the Empire Gala at London Film Festival on Friday 9th October at the Odeon Leicester Square.

The track is a cover version of Abba’s SOS.

Posted by sandbag on 8/10/15

PORTISHEAD announce Latitude warm up show at Cardiff University – Thursday 16 July

Tickets on sale – Tuesday 14 July – 9am GMT

Portishead have announced that they will play a headline show at Cardiff University this Thursday 16 July which will serve as a warm up show to their headline slot at Latitude Festival on Saturday 18 July.

Tickets will be available to buy from 9am on Tuesday 14 July from the below links:

Cardiff University –

Bristol Ticket Shop – Physical tickets can be purchased inside the shop at 41 High Street, Bristol BS1 2AT

See –

Posted by sandbag on 13/07/15

Montreux Jazz Festival

Portishead are playing Montreux Jazz Festival’s Stravinski Hall on July 10th.
Tickets on sale 9am GMT Friday 17th April –

Posted by sandbag on 16/04/15

Monday April 13th 2015 – London

‘Vote out Trident: Party and Protest’

Posted by sandbag on 10/04/15

Portishead at Latitude July 2015

Portishead will be playing at Latitude on Saturday July 18th –

Posted by sandbag on 3/03/15

Portishead at Benicassim 2015

Portishead will be playing at Benicassim in Spain in July 2015.

More information to follow

Posted by sandbag on 26/01/15

Geoff Barrow – The Freak Zone

Geoff Barrow sat in for Stuart Maconie on BBC 6 Music ‘s The Freak Zone last Sunday -

Posted by sandbag on 28/08/14

Dummy re-issue now available for pre-order

Released August 25th, pre-orders on the link below


Posted by sandbag on 14/08/14

Dummy – 20 years on

To mark the 20th anniversary of the release, in August 1994, of “Dummy”, Portishead will be re-issuing the album on vinyl , pressed on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl, in a gatefold sleeve.  

There will be no additional material on the re-issue, with the songs remaining exactly as recorded on the original release. The first 1000 copies of the record will be pressed on blue vinyl before reverting to heavyweight black vinyl. Each album will contain a download card of “Dummy”.  We’ll be posting a link on Wednesday 13th August. 


Posted by sandbag on 11/08/14