Yes you read that correctly. Even though Portishead's upcoming and long overdue third album, Third, is not even in stores yet, the band is already chatting about the follow-up. They are also quite a bit miffed that their new tunes have leaked, which is mighty understandable when it has taken you seven years to get it completed.
This was all covered in a recent interview with MTV News, in which guitarist Adrian Utley said: "It [album number four] won't be another 10 years, I swear. Man, it's just that life passes so quickly, and you get home and do other things and you try to enjoy your life. We've got children now, and we just wanted to live life, rather than being slaves to this career, if you like."
About the leak, he added: "We're definitely pissed about it. But I suppose there's nothing you can do about it. You can only hope that it's not going to fuck everything up for you, because I think, in this world, there are downloaders and people who buy. I don't know if you can convince downloaders to buy. If we don't sell records, we can't make any more records. We're just not rich people."
For fans hoping to see a large tour, don't get your hopes up as it looks like that simply isn't going to happen. Utley touched briefly on this, saying: "To do a massive tour at the moment would be a folly, I think. If we do a year of touring again, we won't want to see each other for a while."
Third will be released in the US on April 29 via Mercury/Island.