Portishead say no to almost everything…

… except a new album that is. The Bristolian trip hoppers-turned-global superstars have said quite a bit, while giving away nothing about any potential forthcoming long-player.

With dates already confirmed at festivals across Europe, from All Tomorrow’s Parties’ I’ll Be Your Mirror Alexandra Palace weekender to Benicassim by the beach in Spain, it looks set to be a busy year for the band. So thank God for Twitter, and the ability to deliver short nuggest of information.

Full details can be found at This Is Fake DIY, but suffice to say Portishead‘s Geoff Barrow used the social network to say things like this about their next full-length collection: “There will be NO iTunes only There will be NO press launch There will be NO asian version There will be NO radio friendly.”

Well then, here’s to renegade releasing.

Portishead Summer Festival Dates

Friday June 17th- Hurricane, Scheebel, Germany Sat

Sat June 18th- Southside, Tuttlingen, Germany

Wed July 6th–  Malta Festival, Poznan, Poland

Sat July 9th- Pohoda Festival, Trencin, Slovakia

Fri July 15th- Superbock Superock Festival, Meco, Portugal

Tues July 19th- Nimes Festival, Nimes, France

Sun July 17th- Benicassim Festival, nr Valencia, Spain

Sat July 23rd- ATP Pres. I’ll Be Your Mirror, London, UK

Sun July 24th- ATP Pres. I’ll Be Your Mirror, London, UK