In a time when we are inundated with extended special editions, internet downloads and bonus material, Geoff Barrow has made a series of Twitter posts proclaiming that the next Portishead album will be a no nonsense affair without any of the modern frills that are now commonplace.

The highly entertaining, almost rant-like post begins:
"There will be NO free downloads There will be NO bonus tracks There will be NO remixes There will be NO hidden footage"

Barrow followed with, "There will be NO additional content There will be NO corporate partners There will be NO fashion lines There will be NO tabloid pictures"
"There will be NO £25 unit cost There will be NO streetteam There will be NO myspace There will be NO celeb producer There will be NO twitter".
"There will be NO press/blogger gig There will be NO acoustic session There will be NO meet and greet There will be NO edited version"
"There will be NO iTunes only There will be NO press launch There will be NO asian version There will be NO radio friendly".

We particularly like the fact that Barrow declared that "There will be No Twitter" on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Portishead have announced a slew of European festivals dates throughout June & July. Fingers crossed for an Irish visit. The trio are also acting as curators for London festival I'll Be Your Mirror, organised by the folks at All Tomorrow's Parties, and have already lined up the likes of PJ Harvey, Grinderman and Beach House for the two day event at Alexandra Palace in July.


Barrow has since clarified that the record in question will not be ready for release this year.
"Dunno where the news came from that we are releasing this year, unless like some other bands we get someone else to write it for us!"