The dawning of electro punk turned out not even to be an electro diet (portion control)!
Portion Control from the UK was at the forefront of the upcoming electro industrial scene in the early eighties. Inspired by the punk mentality and the first experimental industrial acts such as Throbbing Gristle, SPK or yet Chris & Cosey. Portion Control themselves are one of the most famous obscure electronic music acts in the world and have been honored and name checked by the likes of Depeche Mode, Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, Nine Inch Nailsand Orbital.
Then, after an absence of almost 18 (!) years, Portion Control resurrected with the double cd 'Well come' an album kicking with vitality and intelligence combining the original Portion Control spirit (somewhere between experiment and witty electronic pop music) with modern technology.
This 2004 comeback album 'Well Come' got very good, even excellent reviews worldwide and it took not long before Portion Control was invited by Skinny Puppy to open their London gig (2004), a memorable concert that was soon to be followed by appearances on a number of European renown festivals like the BIMFEST (B), Elektrixmas (SE), Tinitus (SE), etc ...
After the release of 'Filthy White Guy' (2006) Portion Control was this time asked by Front Line Assembly to support their European tour in 2007 and a year later the band was invited to play one of the biggest alternative festivals in Europe, the German WGT festival.
Meanwhile Portion Control have been quiet active releasing albums as ‘Slug’ (2008)!, 'Crop' (2009), 'Violently Alive' (2010), 'Pure Form' (2012) and their most recent collector release on Minimal-Maximal 'Unrest In The Grime' (MM013 / 12" vinyl + CD) (listen to audio snippets in the player below!)
Some of Portion Controls classics songs are ‘The Great Divide’, ‘Rough Justice’, ‘Raise The Pulse’ and ‘Chew You To Bits’. Together with the excellent tracks of the 3 latest albums like ‘Blind eyes”, ‘Swerve or yet “Rough” and their stunning visuals a Portion Control show is a must see!
Today Portion Control is still raw, voilent and angry!
If you want some high voltage electro on your stage, they are your fix!
Contact us now for more info at info(at)bodybeats(dot)be!
UNREST IN THE GRIME
(MM013 / Vinyl + CD)
1982 I staggered mentally LP
1983 Simulate sensual LP
1983 Hit the pulse EP
1984 Go-talk 12'
1984 Step forward LP
1985 The great divide 12'
1986 Purge LP
1986 Psycho bod saves the world L
1988 Live in Europe 10"
1994 The man who did backwardsomersaults CD
2004 Wellcome 2CD
2005 Stansted CDEP/DVD
2006 Archive 5 CD-Box
2007 Filthy White Guy CD
2008 Slug CD
2009 Crop CD
2010 Violently Alive CD
2012 Pure Form CD
2014 Unrest In The Grime (LP+CD)
|25 February 2014||New Portion Control & Numb releases on Minimal Maximal!!!|
|13 September 2012||First bands BIMFEST 2012 announced! Early Bird Tickets available!|
|29 March 2012||New album by Portion Control!|
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