As they contemplate future album release plans...
Scott Colothan

14:09 17th February 2009

Portishead have called on fans to come up with ideas of ways to sell their music in future.

The Bristol-based trio have come to the end of their contract with Island Records and, according to Geoff Barrow on a Myspace blog post, are contemplating what to do on future releases.

However, the 37-year-old has ruled out following in Radiohead's footsteps by giving away the record for free. He writes:

the future.......

so then

we spent the day discussing the future of the P as we are free...

well free of a deal and free of comitment... for now!

with the world being the way it is there are lots of options open......but if you lot have any bright ideas of how we should sell our music in the future lets us know , why not!

i dont think that were into giving out music away for free to be fukin takes ages to write and we have to heat our swimming pools.....!!!

anyways that's it for now

geoff {P}

Portishead live in Manchester 2008:

Photo: Shirlaine Forrest