Portishead: 'We won't give our music away free'

Band say they're looking at new release ideas as they finish contract

Portishead have revealed the title of their highly anticipated forthcoming album. In a posting on the band's website, they revealed that their third album - and their first since 1997's 'Portishead' - will appropriately be titled 'Third'. The album is due out on April 14, and contains 11 tracks that run just over 49 minutes. Pic: PA Photos
Portishead have said that although they are free of a record deal and are considering various options for their next album release, they are unlikely to give away their music free.

Producer/instrumentalist Geoff Barrow, writing on the band's MySpace blog at Myspace.com/portisheadalbum3, wrote that the band had "lots of options" with regards to the follow-up to their 2008 album 'Third', which he revealed they had started work on last December.

"We spent the day discussing the future of the P [Portishead] as we are free," he wrote. "We're free of a deal and free of commitment... for now!"

He added: "With the world being the way it is there are lots of options open. But if you lot have any bright ideas of how we should sell our music in the future let us know, why not!"

He added: "I don't think that were into giving out music away for free to be honest. It fuckin' takes ages to write, and we have to heat our swimming pools!"

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