Portishead‘s Beth Gibbons has covered Black Sabbath’s 1971 song ‘Black Sabbath’ as ‘Black Sabbeth’.
The track, which you can hear by clicking above, via Spin, is by Bristol based stoner rock band Gonga and features Gibbons on vocals. Meanwhile, back in February, Adrian Utley of Portishead said that the band members were “clearing our schedules” in order to work on their fourth album.
Speaking at By:Larm Festival in Oslo he commented: “We’re clearing our schedules so we can get on with it, otherwise it will be another 10 years,” referencing how busy the members of the band are with other projects. Utley added that he had recently discussed plans for the follow-up to 2008’s ‘Third’ with Geoff Barrow, saying: “We were both really enthusiastic, and enthusiasm counts for a lot in Portishead world.”
Portishead will headline the Electric Picnic festival this year alongside OutKast and Beck. The three-day festival, held in the Stradbally Estate in County Laois, Ireland, runs from August 29-31. Other artists set to appear on the line-up include Foals, Pet Shop Boys and Paolo Nutini.
Portishead will also headline ATP Iceland 2014 alongside Interpol, between July 10 and 12 at the former NATO base in Keflavík. ATP founder Barry Hogan said in a statement: “Portishead have a rich history and close relationship with us, which started with them curating ATP back in 2007 after a long live-hiatus and being the first ever curators for the I’ll Be Your Mirror series. Interpol on the other hand, while being long-time ATP favourites, have never played the event, and it’s an exciting prospect that the eagerly awaited second Icelandic ATP will be their first.”