An influential but egocentric bunch of musicians from Bristol in the UK.
Renowed for their offensive, prima donna attitudes to the staff of all venues unlucky enough to put them on. In fact their split was partly down to the fact no promotor or venue would touch them in the end.
"After last night, there is NO WAY Portishead are ever coming back to play here again"
(the management of Bristols New Trinity Arts Centre after a typical portishead gig)
An object of facination. Term originates from the title of an obscure 1960's British arthouse film about a guy who becomes obsessed with the young couple he can see making love through a small hole in his bedroom wall. More recently the term has been revived thanks to a song of the same name by brit poppers Oasis
Wonderwall (the song) was also a hit for spoof UK easy listerning band 'The Mike Flowers Pops'