Beth Gibbons

Dummy 20 years on

05/09/14
Dummy 20 years on

Dummy – 20 years on

To mark the 20th anniversary of the release of "Dummy" in August 1994, Portishead have re-issued the album as a gatefold pressed on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl. 

There is no additional material on the re-issue, with the songs remaining exactly as recorded on the original release. The Limited Edition Blue Vinyl is sold out but you can order the heavyweight black vinyl (then put a link to the Portishead site - this one might work if you cut and paste but might not http://portishead.sandbag.uk.com/Store/DisplayItems-9-0-0.html).  Each album will contain a download card of “Dummy”.  

 

 

PS22 Chorus

02/05/14

The PS22 Chorus is an elementary school chorus from Public School 22 in Graniteville, Staten Island (New York). It is composed of 60-70 fifth-graders, and is directed by Gregg Breinberg.

Portishead 2014 Tour Dates

23/04/14
Portishead 2014 Tour Dates

05/07 - BEAUREGARD FESTIVAL - Normandy, France

11/07 - ATP - Iceland

13/07 - ILOSAARIROCK FESTIVAL - Joensuu, Finland

15/07 - LES NUITS DE FOURVIERE FESTIVAL - Lyon, France

18/07 - PALACIO DE DEPORTES - Madrid, Spain

19/07 - MARES VIVAS FESTIVAL - Gaia, Portugal

20/07 - MELT FESTIVAL - Berlin, Germany

15/08 - ROUTE DU ROCK FESTIVAL - St Malo, France

16/08 - PUKKELPOP - Belgium

17/08 - LOWLANDS - Netherlands

20/08 - ISTANBUL - KucukCiftlik Park, Turkey

23/08 - ROCK EN SEINE FESTIVAL - Paris, France

30/08 - ELECTRIC PICNIC - Ireland

 

Aurora - Save the Arctic March

12/09/13
Aurora - Save the Arctic March

Beth recorded a "glacial roar" for a giant polar bear that Greenpeace used to lead a street protest in London on Sunday 15th September 2013.

The double-decker bus sized polar bear puppet called Aurora, featured a giant sound system in its head to play the sounds of ice cracking, Arctic wildlife, and other roars donated by members of the public.

The march was part of a global day of action to demand that the Arctic be protected from oil companies planning to drill in its waters.

"The Arctic is an incredible place, home to polar bears like Aurora as well as millions of people,” said Beth, "What does it take to make large corporations, financially driven like Shell, to stop and consider their responsibility? The irreversible damage they cause knowingly is morally wrong. Aurora’s parade will be an amazing expression and one I am pleased to have lent my voice."

http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/climate/arctic-uproar-london-20130916

Low Cost Festival

18/07/13
Low Cost Festival

Welcome to Benidorm, kitsch capital of Spain

Celebrate with us the 5th Anniversary of the Low Cost Festival, one of the best venues for festival-goers on the peninsula, and enjoy the most spectacular line up of our history.

From Portishead, there only concert in Spain of 2013, to Two Door Cinema Club, Belle and Sebastian, Love Of Lesbian, Lori Meyers! (chk chk chk) and many more.

If you do not already have your ticket, you can get it here. http://www.lowcostfestival.es/es/home

Grab your backpack, take your shoes, your sunglasses and your collest bathing suit, and get ready for the summer of your life 'Beniyork'.


Glastonbury

18/07/13

Beth signs to Domino Records

13/03/13
Beth signs to Domino Records

We're pleased to announce that Beth has signed to Domino Records for her next LP.

Beth says, "It's great to be with a British Independent and I love working with Laurence (Bell)".

Portishead on tour

06/05/13
Portishead on tour

Portishead Tour Dates in full

11/06 - Norway, Oslo - Sentrum Show

14/06 - Sweden, Hutsfred Festival

16/06 - Denmark, Northside Festival

18/06 - Germany, Berlin - Zitadelle

19/06 - Czech Republic, Prague - Tipsport Arena

21/06 - Germany, Hurricane Festival

22/06 - Germany, Southside Festival

23/06 - Holland, Best Kept Secret Festival

25/06 - Poland, Krakow

28/06 - England, Glastonbury

27/07 - Low Cost Festival

War Child and music go way back

18/02/13
War Child and music go way back

To 1995 and the Balkans bloodbath happening on our doorstep. Whilst politicians did nothing, musicians like Oasis, Radiohead, Sir Paul McCartney and Paul Weller came together and did something remarkable.
They recorded the 'HELP' album in just three days. It's the charity record that all others are compared to.
Since then, War Child has enjoyed a special relationship with some of the most legendary artists and hottest new acts.
There albums and gigs have raised money and awareness for War Child's vital work. They've pioneered using the power of the music itself as a tool for therapy and for taking our message to a mass audience.
http://www.warchild.org.uk/music

About War Child

18/02/93

War Child Channel 4 special

12/08/95

JJDoom Collaboration

16/08/12
JJDoom Collaboration

The upcoming DOOM/Jneiro Jarel collaboration-- under the name JJ DOOM-- will apparently feature Damon Albarn and Portishead's Beth Gibbons on a track. "Just did a song with Beth of Portishead and Damon Albarn!", Jarel tweeted this weekend, as Consequence of Sound points out. The album, called Keys to the Kuffs, was originally scheduled for a May release through Lex Records, but that seems unlikely at this point.

Rodrigo

26/11/12
Rodrigo

Beth guested with Neil Hannon & Scott Matthew for Rodrigo Leao. Performing 'Resolve'.

Alexander Technique

01/07/09
Alexander Technique

http://www.alexandertechnique.com/

The Alexander Technique is a way to feel better, and move in a more relaxed and comfortable way... the way nature intended.

An Alexander Technique teacher helps you to identify and lose the harmful habits you have built up over a lifetime of stress and learn to move more freely.

The Alexander Technique is for you if you are ready to feel more comfortable in your own body.

The Alexander Technique can also help you if:

  • You suffer from repetitive strain injury or carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • You have a backache or stiff neck and shoulders.
  • You become uncomfortable when sitting at your computer for long periods of time.
  • You are a singer, musician, actor, dancer or athlete and feel you are not performing at your full potential.

Amnesty International

11/11/11
Amnesty International

OUR WORK
We are a campaigning organisation; it's what we do. Our purpose is to protect people wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied.

CAMPAIGNING FOR CHANGE
We work on lots of issues. Right now our priority campaigns are Women's Human Rights and Poverty and Human Rights.

http://www.amnesty.org.uk/news_details.asp?NewsID=19798

Neil Young

23/02/71

The Tempest

11/09/10
The Tempest

“Beth came to mind because she has this incredible – she feels like Helen [Mirren]  to me; she has the vulnerability and the power, simultaneously. So the song was written with Beth in mind; there was never any question of anyone else, and we were very proud that we could show her the film and she said ‘Yes’ when she saw it. And we’ve actually had some people think that it’s Helen singing, but Helen will tell you that she doesn’t.”

Prospera's Coda

11/09/10

Music from the 2010 Motion Picture Soundtrack.
Composed by Elliot Goldenthal

The Tempest is an American action film based on the play of the same name by William Shakespeare, featuring Helen Mirren in the principal role of Prospera, David Strathairn as King Alonso, Djimon Hounsou as Caliban, and Russell Brand as Trinculo. The film is directed by Julie Taymor and premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September 2010.

Sing 5th Anniversary

18/10/12

Annie Lennox - Sing
http://www.annielennoxsing.com/
http://www.youtube.com/officialSINGcampaign

Mysteries on Film

15/06/05
Mysteries on Film

Russian Dolls is a 2005 French-British film, the sequel to L'Auberge espagnole (2002).
'Mysteries' is used ont he soundtrack.

Palermo Shooting

03/06/08
Palermo Shooting

A Wim Wenders film from 2008 featuring Beth's song 'Mysteries' and Portishead's 'The Rip'

After the wild life-style of a famous young German photographer almost gets him killed, he goes to Palermo, Sicily to take a break. Can the beautiful city and a beautiful local woman help him calm himself down?

http://www.palermoshooting.senator.de/

Jane Birkin - My Secret

11/11/06
Jane Birkin - My Secret

Beth’s second collaboration with Jane Birkin.

Hear My Secret

11/11/06

Sing for HIV awareness

18/10/07
Sing for HIV awareness

Riders on the Storm

31/07/71

Gainsbourg revisited

27/03/06
Gainsbourg revisited

Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited is a tribute album to the works of late French singer/songwriter Serge Gainsbourg. First released on Virgin Records in 2006, it consists of English language cover versions of Gainsbourg songs, performed by a diverse array of contemporary artists.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsieur_Gainsbourg_Revisited

City of Bristol

01/09/88
City of Bristol

L'Annulaire Soundtrack

08/06/05
L'Annulaire Soundtrack

L'Annulaire is a French film released on June 8, 2005. It was written (based on a novel by Yoko Ogawa) and directed by Diane Bertrand.[1] The film is referred to as The Ring Finger.

L'Annulaire

08/06/05

Killing Time

25/02/04

Bod Min Soul

25/02/04
Bod Min Soul

Beth wrote the track 'Killing Time'.

Joplin

06/01/69

Lonely Carousel

17/06/04

Rodrigo Leão is a Portuguese musician/composer who became known for his musical compositions and participation in portuguese bands such as Madredeus and Sétima Legião.

Birkin and Beth Clip

06/04/04

Strange Melody

13/02/04
Strange Melody

Beth’s first collaboration with Jane Birkin, providing distinctive backing Vocal.