Thom Yorke makes surprise appearance alongside Portishead at Latitude Festival

Yorke also performs unannounced solo set.

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke appeared at Latitude Festival last night (July 18) for an unscheduled performance that had been hinted at earlier in the day by his long-time collaborator Nigel Godrich.

Prior to his own set, Yorke also made a surprise appearance during Portishead’s show, joining the band for a rendition of ‘The Rip’, off their 2008 album ‘Third’. Scroll down to watch some attendee-recorded footage, via Pitchfork.

According to fans, Yorke’s own set saw him perform solo tracks ‘A Brain in a Bottle’ and ‘Black Swan’, as well as Atoms For Peace’s ‘Amok’ and what were possibly two unreleased songs.

Radiohead have been working on their ninth album since the start of the year with Godrich at the helm once again. In February, guitarist Jonny Greenwood revealed that been recording for “a couple of months”.

“We’ve done a couple of months of recording, and it has gone really well.” he said. “We haven’t listened to anything back yet, so at the moment we’re all very happy. Now, I guess we’re going to go and listen to what we’ve done and see if we were right to be so happy. But we left it at a good place when we last stopped.”

Last month, drummer Philip Selway also spoke about the band’s next album, revealing that progress on the project has been “in fits and starts”, but “come September it just becomes quite a full schedule”.

“For so long we kind of played exclusively with each other and that takes you so far, so I suppose from album to album you try to push yourself beyond your comfort zone,” he said.