"Machine Gun" is a single by Portishead, released in 2008. The song presents a rather raw, industrial sound and troubled lyrics. The promotional video features the band playing the song at the studio. The 12-inch vinyl was out on April 14, while a digital version was made available from Portishead.co.uk from April 10, 2008. The song begins with a theme featuring electronic snare and kick drum kit sounds, as well as a snippet of a C# minor chord, which is used throughout the entire song. Read more on Last.fm.