SURPRISES!

A crowd in Portugal get nine new songs...

RADIOHEAD performed nine unreleased songs on the opening date of their European tour last night (July 22).

The group played a show at the Lisbon Coliseum, the first date of a tour of Portugal and Spain aimed at working through songs that could feature on the band’s new album, due next year.

An NME.COM reporter was at the gig, which was split into two halves. The band’s first set contained eight new songs, followed by a second set that contained more familiar material. They later played ‘Lift’ which has been played occasionally for a number of years.

NME.COM can reveal that the new songs are much more “immediate and melodic” than Radiohead‘s recent albums ‘Amnesiac’ and ‘Kid A’, with singer Thom Yorke playing organ on a number of the new songs.

The band were also in good spirits throughout, laughing and joking with the audience. One new song, ‘There There’, features guitarists Ed O’Brien and Jonny Greenwood playing drums.

Despite Yorke’s jokes that he couldn’t reveal the song titles, fans across the internet are already posting the set list from the show. The official set list is:

1st Set:

‘There There’

‘Scatterbrain’

‘Up On The Ladder’

‘We Suck Young Blood’

‘I Will’

‘Sail To The Moon’

‘Myxomatosis’

‘A Punch Up At The Wedding’

2nd Set

‘I Might Be Wrong’

‘Morning Bell’

‘Karma Police’

‘You & Whose Army?’

‘No Surprises’

‘Dollars & Cents’

‘The National Anthem’

‘Climbing Up The Walls’

‘Pyramid Song’

‘Airbag’

‘Paranoid Android’

‘Idioteque’

‘Everythig In Its Right Place’

‘Lift’

‘Street Spirit’

‘The Bends’

‘How To Disappear Completely’

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