Third, the new album from Portishead has been out for a couple of months now, to much critical acclaim. Itâ€™s a darker and less commercial record than previous but still seems to have done well in many countries.
Unusually the band played a bunch of shows before the album was released (due to a change in schedules). Good thing they did as the audience have been gagging for it. After all, itâ€™s been getting on for 10 year since their last major release. So whatâ€™s been going on? I popped over to guitarist, synth-freak and co-producer Adrian Utleyâ€™s crib to have a chat about synthesizers, studio stuff and to take a look around.
This is the first installment.