Thom Yorke recently gave a wide-ranging interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica ahead of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, an issue on which Yorke is a prominent activist. In the interview he discussed politics, the music industry and new Radiohead music. Here's what we learned.
Soundtracks are pretty innocuous things most of the time. They're arguably at their best when you don't even notice how they're affecting your experience of a film – when they’re just sort of there, in the background. You wouldn’t expect one to, you know, spoil the plot of one of the most anticipated movies of the millennium by its very existence. But that could be what this accidentally published soundtrack listing has done, just three weeks ahead of the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The Sega Mega Drive was launched in the UK 25 years ago today. Touted as the ultimate arcade-in-your-dope-den machine for people who rightly considered a plumber growing to three times his natural size by chasing down a massive mushroom to be a bit CBBC. Its mascot and brand icon was Sonic The Hedgehog – sexier, slicker and a damn sight speedier than your average plodding platform hero. Until it was crushed into the dirt by the Playstation crashing to earth from Planet Betterthansex, the Mega Drive straddled the divide between cartoonish arcade titles and kidult friendly fighting and movie tie-ins – a battleground between The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle and Alien 3.