Somebody Likes It Ep 129 – Portishead: Third | One of Us

Somebody Likes It Ep 129 – Portishead: Third

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Years after crafting a sound so unique that a fledgling movement spun up around it, Portishead walked away from notoriety and their Trip-hop roots that influenced so many. Away from the dark corners and come-hither beats, punctuated by Beth Gibbons’ pained yarns of yearning and regret, away from all of it. Until they didn’t. Borne to some degree out of the threads they continued to explore after their first two pivotal LPs, the band’s literally named Third release finds them still uncertain, still haunted, but still certainly curious and exploratory. Hell, there’s even a ukulele that makes an appearance. Pretty sure no one saw that twist coming. What happens if you take the Trip-hop out of Portishead? You’re about to find out.

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.