Portishead is currently without record label contract, and are asking fans on their MySpace page to suggest innovative ways to release their next (and fourth) album, the recording of which the band confirmed last December.
Yet another nail in the coffin of the record industry.
That said, not all bands have attained the commercial success of Radiohead. We should not expect a free online release from Portishead anytime soon. Or as the group's Geoff Barrow so bluntly states, ""I don't think that were into giving out music away for free to be honest... it f***in' takes ages to write and we have to heat our swimming pools...!!!"