pitchfork reports: Pitchfork: Portishead to Curate/Perform at ATP Xmas Fest Portishead to Curate/Perform at ATP Xmas Fest
If that surprise club gig
this past February was a single, ominous cloud, then this is the foreshadowed thunderstorm in all its full-blown, gloomy glory.
Following in the feedback squalls of last year
's picker-outter person, Thurston Moore, Bristol trio Portishead
will curate the 2007 edition of All Tomorrow's Parties
' the Nightmare Before Christmas, according to the act's official website
. The landmark event goes down December 7-9, 2007 at ATP's usual stomping grounds, Butlins Holiday Centre in wee Minehead, England.
And that's not the half of it. In addition to compiling the fest's menu of sure-to-be eclectic and electrifying fare, Beth Gibbons, Geoff Barrow, and Adrian Utley will reconvene for their first full-on performance of new material in nearly 10 years.
Indeed, this year marks the tenth anniversary of Portishead's Portishead
, the act's second-- and, er, most recent-- release. New album this year, guys? Maybe?
"We have always loved the All Tomorrow's Parties set up and we're happy our first shows will be there," wrote the band in a message on their site. "It's great to have the opportunity to introduce bands we love or have influenced us. We've chosen a diverse collection of artists to play with us and we're really looking forward to it"
Those artists have not yet been announced, but Pitchfork is banking on a diverse collection of 'head bands, including Radiohead, Talking Heads, Motörhead, and, hell, Pigeonhead.