Portishead's Geoff Barrow sets out new album rules

'There will be NO free downloads,' he begins...

Portishead's Geoff Barrow sets out new album rules

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Portishead's Geoff Barrow has taken to Twitter to set out a number of rules for the band's next album.

Barrow posted six tweets outlining his desires for how the follow-up to 2008's 'Third' should be released, utilising his caps lock key for extra emphasis.

He wrote: "There will be NO free downloads. There will be NO bonus tracks. There will be NO remixes. There will be NO hidden footage."

Barrow didn't stop there, outlining further that he wasn't too bothered about coming up with a substantial marketing plan for the record.

"There will be NO additional content," he wrote. "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 street team. 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."

In conclusion, Barrow wrote: "Just music and us."

Portishead are curating All Tomorrow's Parties' I'll Be Your Mirror festival, which takes place in London in July.

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