Portishead's Geoff Barrow Shares "99 Red Balloons" Cover
Published Feb 26, 2016Geoff Barrow is known to most for his work with Portishead, though the British musician has done film work and delivered a couple of incarnations of his side-project BEAK>, as well. He also founded a label called Invada Records back in 2001, and now he's revealed a mysterious new project on it.
Following Portishead's take on an ABBA track, Barrow has shared a cover of Nena's Cold War anthem "99 Red Balloons." It arrives accredited to the Invada Allstars — whose lineup is being kept anonymous — and musician and journalist Anika. It was recorded at Invada Studios in Bristol, UK, and is available now.
The song is being released as a means of raising awareness about the Stop Trident protest taking place in London on February 27. Give it a listen below.