one love auction

thursday 21st may 6pm BST/1pm ET/10am PDT

Adrian…..”Very pleased to be part of this Auction happening today at 6pm. Our contributions are now in individual lots. All £ going to NHS & Feeding America”

Portishead have donated items to Island Records One Love Auction which will be hosted by Billy Porter at – see Beth, Geoff and Adrian’s donations here

(Geoff’s deck does not include the case)

Posted by DR on 21/05/20


Out of Season is out now on vinyl!

Order your copy here:

This album has been out of print on LP for many years and was recorded with former Talk-Talk bassist Paul Webb. Also featuring contributions from Gibbons’ fellow Portishead bandmate Adrian Utley.

Posted by sandbag on 11/10/19

KEXP – DUMMY, 25 years later

Geoff and Adrian talk about DUMMY in depth with KEXP

Posted by sandbag on 27/08/19



Posted by sandbag on 22/08/19

‘DUMMY’ turns 25

  • Full interview with @zanelowe is live! Go watch it and stream ’Dummy’ on @AppleMusic:
Posted by sandbag on 21/08/19

‘DUMMY’ turns 25

‘Dummy’ turns 25 on Thursday.

Watch and listen to the interview with @zanelowe tomorrow 8/21 at 10am LA/6pm LDN on @beats1.

Stream the album now on @AppleMusic

100819 GB AU & ZL Beats1 257

Posted by sandbag on 21/08/19

BEAK> , the other band Geoff is in, to play Primavera Sound and release “Life Goes On”

Listen here >

Follow them here

Twitter>>> @beakbristol

Facebook >>

Instagram >> @BeakBristol


Posted by sandbag on 21/05/19




Featuring the voices of Beth Gibbons, Elizabeth Fraser, Elaine Mitchener, Melanie Pappenheim, Cherise Phillips and guidance from Shirley Collins.

 Clarion Call image

Over the 11 days of SPILL Festival, this large-scale outdoor sonic artwork will ring out from the Ipswich waterfront into the town’s public spaces at dusk for eleven minutes each day.

 The voices of women and girls call to the setting sun in daily incantations, broadcast with audio technology employed for emergency and control, repurposed as a mechanism for public ritual.

Devised by Melbourne based artists Byron J. Scullin, Hannah Fox and Thomas Supple, Clarion Call stands as an ephemeral monument to the aftermath of wars past, present and future.

Clarion Call was co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and Pacitti Company for the SPILL Festival of Performance and developed with the support of Dark Mofo

Location: The skies of Ipswich

Cost: Free

 Dates & Times

Oct 25 – 5.40pm

Oct 26 – 5.38pm

Oct 27 – 5.36pm

Oct 28 – 4.34pm

Oct 29 – 4.32pm

Oct 30 – 4.30pm

Oct 31 – 4.28pm

Nov 1 – 4.27pm

Nov 2 – 4.25pm

Nov 3 – 4.23pm

 Clarion Call image 2


Sound and Music at SPILL Festival, an international festival of live art, activism and performance

SPILL Festival of Performance has announced Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins) and Beth Gibbons (Portishead) as collaborators on Clarion Call, a large-scale outdoor sonic artwork which will ring out from Ipswich Waterfront for eleven days from Oct 25. Their voices along with Melanie Pappenheim, Elaine Mitchener, Cherise Phillips, and the Wattisham and Honnington Military Wives Choir all come together projected from 400 speakers under the guidance of folk revivalist Shirley Collins.

Broadcast with audio technology usually employed for emergency and control the artwork is devised by Melbourne based artists Byron J. Scullin, Hannah Fox and Thomas Supple, and is a co-commission with 14–18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary.

Clarion Call stands as an ephemeral monument to the aftermath of wars past, present and future, but instead of unifying us in grief, the composition of reimagined melodies provides a moment for a community to come together in a public ritual en masse.

 A new Carter Tutti live audio-visual performance, ‘inter_versal’, will be presented in the round, utilizing four audio channels and synchronized video projections the piece facilitates and enhances the individual experience of the temporal continuum of music and images. The duration of the piece will be one hour measured in Sidereal time – 56 minutes 4 seconds

Posted by sandbag on 19/10/18

Adrian Utley – The Passion of Joan of Arc at Shakespeares Globe & Wells Cathedral


Adrian Utley will be performing alongside Will Gregory and the 23 piece orchestra conducted by Charles Hazlewood at 2 UK shows this year….

Shakespeares Globe on September 19th

Wells Cathedral on October 7th

“The Passion of Joan of Arc” (1928) directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer chronicles Joan of Arc’s trial and execution during her captivity in France.

Posted by sandbag on 8/08/16

Geoff Barrow

Geoff is fundraising for Breast Cancer Care

Posted by sandbag on 19/07/16

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