Listen to Portishead’s ‘Machine Gun’ from Orange Is The New Black — that drum beat is brilliant

With Season 6 of Orange Is The New Black now available to watch on Netflix, not only does it mean more of the amazing drama that is binge-watchable over a fair few nights, but it also guarantees some pretty cool music on its soundtrack as well.

Music like the English experimental rock band Portishead’s track ‘Machine Gun‘.

A track that was heard during the last scene of Orange Is The New Black, Season 6, Episode 11 — “Well This Took A Dark Turn“.

Machine Gun‘ was released way back in 2008 as the lead single from Portishead’s third studio album simply called Third.

The first album the alternative rock/experimental rock band had released in more than 11 years.

The track charted in the UK, Belgium, Canada, Australia and France, and went on to be certified gold in the United Kingdom.

‘Machine Gun‘ was the lead single from the album at the time.

The track was also subsequently featured in the video game Metro: Last Light, the Italian series Curon, and on the British TV series Skins.

And hell, if you have not listened to any of Portishead’s music before (the band has been around since 1991), ‘Machine Gun‘ is a brilliant introduction, as that drum beat alone is superb.

Listen to Portishead’s ‘Machine Gun’ in the video below, and then do yourself a favor and listen to everything else this bizarre, brilliant and iconic band has put out.

Spotify is your destination for that.

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About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.