The song is taken from the soundtrack for Ben Wheatley's High Rise
Alexandra Pollard
09:27 27th April 2016

Portishead’s beautiful cover of ABBA’s ‘SOS’ - recorded for the High Rise soundtrack - has tentatively emerged online. And it’s incredible.

There are no plans to release the song, which is their first recording in six years, but you can listen to a short excerpt of it via the Instagram clip below. It is a genuine tragedy that all full-length versions of the song have been removed at the request of the film’s production company.

The film, an adaptation of the J.G.Ballard novel which was directed by Sightseers’ Ben Wheatley, also featured music from the likes of Geoff Barrow, Adrian Utley and Gibbons.

UPDATE: This has now been removed due to copyright reasons

We’ll have this 15 second clip on repeat until the end of time.