Machine Gun" is the first single taken from the 2008 LP by English band Third Portishead. The song made its radio and download debut on 24 March 2008. It premiered on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show and was made available for download on the band's official website. A UK one-sided 12 inch vinyl was released on 14 April 2008. 
music video features the band playing the song at the studio. The 12-inch vinyl was released on 14 April, while a digital version was made available from the official site on 10 April. On 29 May, during the first concert at the Estrella Damm Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Chuck D of Public Enemy joined the band onstage to perform a rap section on the instrumental part at the end of the song.
The song's beat was sampled by
The Weeknd on his song "Belong to the World" from his debut album . According to Kiss Land Geoff Barrow, the sample was used without the band's permission. 
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"Machine Gun" – 4:43
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A different version of the song appeared in the teaser for the video game
. Metro: Last Light The song was featured in an episode of the British teen drama
, which is set in Bristol which is where the band are from. Skins The song is used as entrance theme of professional wrestler
Marty Scurll in Progress Wrestling.
"Machine Gun" entered the
UK Singles Chart at number 52 on 30 March 2008, their first singles chart entry for ten years since " Only You" in March 1998.
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