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  • proper noun A coastal town in Somerset, on the Bristol Channel


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  • It's not quite original though; it is a song by a band called Portishead that I like.


  • Gonna get … SEABROOK: The trio, known as Portishead, was indefinably cool, though, of course, the critics tried their best to define it: acid jazz, trip hop and - here's a good one - the Wu-Tang Clan of apocalyptic folk soul.

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  • Tricky and Neneh Cherry, paved the way for bands such as Portishead, and worked with such luminaries as Madonna and David Bowie.

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  • If you're a fan of downtempo / big beat artists such as Portishead, AIR, Propellorheads crossed with orchestral elements that sound similar to that heard in John Barry / Jerry Goldsmith film scores ...

  • Portishead - I like to guess what a band will sound like based on their name, and the name 'Portishead' gives me a bad feeling.

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  • Channeling bands such as Portishead, or any other early UK trip hop artists is not at all a bad thing.


  • Other bands such as Portishead, Sugar Ros Motorhead and the hip-hop artist Nas have used Last. fm as an early preview platform as well.


  • Not sure anyone still gives a damn about Tricky, the trip-hop sensation who stormed out of Bristol (alongside acts such as Portishead and Massive Attack) to garner critical acclaim and whatnot.

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  • With hints of the ambient lounge vibes of Portishead Nobody loves me, she seductively belts out lyrics reminiscent of a children's bedtime prayer, ...

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  • Trip-hop greats Portishead will curate ATP New York in the fall.

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