Sunday, December 13, 2009


Portishead are releasing a brand new track - "Chase the Tear" for Amnesty International.

The track will be aired first in the UK on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show (7-9pm) on 9 December on the eve of international human rights day (10 December) and similarly on radio stations around the world.

It will be available as an exclusive download single from 7 digital ( from 10 December, with all earnings going towards Amnesty’s human rights work and all rights given to the organisation.

A video of Portishead performing ‘‘Chase the Tear’’ will also be available from 10 December at: and at

International human rights day (10 December) marks the anniversary of the United Nation’s historic “Universal Declaration Of Human Rights” on 10 December 1948. The UDHR set out for the first time in a single document the fundamental rights to which everyone, everywhere is entitled - including the right to life, liberty, security, the freedoms of opinion, association and expression, and the right not to be subjected to torture or cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment (For more information:

***‘‘Chase the Tear’’ is a reference to a paper tear-style “tear”, not a tear from an eye!

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