Arts Interview Electric Picnic Special: Blue condition

Exactly 20 years on from their magnum opus Dummy, Geoff Barrow and Portishead bring their melancholic sound to Electric Picnic, writes Nadine O'Regan.

24th August, 2014
Adrian Utley, Beth Gibbons and Geoff Barrow of Portishead.

Geoff Barrow lets out an embarrassed laugh. Our interview over, he's fondly describing the kind of acts his extended clan are hoping to see at Electric Picnic in Stradbally next weekend, the festival Barrow's band Portishead is headlining. ''My niece is into seeing Paolo Nutini and Chic. And my mum and sister are desperate to see Paolo Nutini as well, because they fancy him. It's for all the wrong reasons, Barrow grins.

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