Published Jun 12, 2013We're unsure when Portishead will issue their long-in-the-works fourth LP, but it looks as if the band's Beth Gibbons may issue a solo LP before it arrives. The smoky-voiced singer has confirmed she's prepping an album of her own for Domino.
There are few details to go on beyond the signing, but a message Gibbons wrote on her website reads: "It's great to be with a British Independent and I love working with [Domino founder] Laurence (Bell)."
Domino added, "We are happy to confirm that we will be releasing the next album by one of our favourite singers, Beth Gibbons."
Gibbons released Out of Season, a collaboration with Talk Talk's Paul Webb (aka Rustin Man), in 2002.
Portishead, meanwhile, have European festival dates lined up this summer. You can see the schedule down below.
6/14 Hutsfred, Sweden - Hutsfred Festival
6/16 Aarhus, Denmark - Northside Festival
6/18 Berlin, Germany - Zitadelle *
6/19 Prague, Czech Republic - Tipsport Arena *
6/21 Scheeßel, Germany - Hurricane Festival
6/22 Tuttlingen, Germany - Southside Festival
6/23 Hilvarenbeek, Holland - Best Kept Secret Festival
6/25 Krakow, Poland - Tinning Plant of ArcelorMittal
6/28 Somerset, England - Glastonbury
7/26 Benidorm, Spain - Low Cost Festival
* with Savages