Portishead - Loud and clear, over!

Trip hoppers and down tempo'ers from English Bristol.

Band member and multi-instrumentalist Geoff Barrow did not grow up in that big city, he grew up about 13 km further to the West, in a town called Portishead (emphasis on head).

Portishead (population: over 22,000) was known among others because of the presence of a (now demolished) navy communications station that in its heyday provided work to well over a hundred sparks (radio operators).

The comms center was musically immortalized thanks to the number Portishead Radio by Mike Batt.

Active: 1991-1999; 2005-present, GBR
Site: http://www.portishead.co.uk/

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