Dolphin experts reveal animals 'really resonate' to Radiohead

Staff at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat in Las Vegas also reveal animals love sitar music

Photo: Dean Chalkley Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Radiohead
Photo: Dean Chalkley

Dolphin experts in Las Vegas have revealed that the animals "really resonate" with the music of Radiohead.

The revelation was made during a profile of Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas by RadarOnline. One member of staff interviewed for the feature revealed that dolphins react well to Thom Yorke and co, while also stating that the animals enjoy the the sitar music of Anoushka Shankar.

"Our dolphins seem to really resonate with Radiohead music, and especially the song 'Lotus Flower'," says 'Yoga With The Dolphins' instructor Willow Withy. "As soon as I put it on, they come up to the window and their play patterns become more fluid, friendly, and they are curious about what is going on in the yoga room. They rub against the windows, walls, and express more sensory connection. It feels like mutually shared experience as they appreciate the yoga and music together. I would say they are happy."

In addition to playing Radiohead during his public dolphin yoga sessions, Withy has also played tracks by bands such as Sigur Ros, Earth Rise Sound System, Andrew Bird, Inspired Flight, The Beatles, Pink Floyd and MC Yogi, among others.

Backing up the yoga instructors claims is Tori Cullins of the Wild Dolphin Foundation, who explains the scientific reasons behind dolphins liking Radiohead. "The percussive tunes seem to provoke the most interesting responses. It is a tell-tale sign that when they look into the windows, that the sounds are changing their behavior," she says. "It is common knowledge among our community that they like new-agey music like Enya. Rock music seems to stress them and jazz is the worst, while classical and country music has seen them relaxed."

Meanwhile, Sir Paul McCartney recently revealed that he is keen to collaborate with Thom Yorke in the future.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Animal Collective to record new music later this year
O2 Priority Tickets for Super Furry Animals and Garbage available now
Midweek chart update: Noel Gallagher at Number One with new album 'Chasing Yesterday'
San Cisco's Nick Gardner to miss start of band's tour after shooting himself in the foot
Top festival boss claims Florence + The Machine will only 'do one UK festival this year'
Reading & Leeds boss: 'We can't put a bill together based on gender'
Mark E Smith on lack of working class people in music: 'It's Tony Blair's fault'
Noel Gallagher defends Alex Turner comments: 'His interviews are lacklustre'
Laura Marling: 'I questioned whether being a musician was worthwhile'
Super Furry Animals discuss possibility of new album as they add extra date to reunion tour
Alt-J respond to Noel Gallagher's criticism: 'We've made it'
Noel Gallagher plays new songs and Oasis classics in first leg of UK and Ireland tour
Kanye West and Drake appear in black and white video for Big Sean's 'Blessings' -...
Canadian band Viet Cong have gig axed due to 'offensive' band name
Court case reveals Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams earned more than £3m each from...
Giorgio Armani blames 'difficult' Madonna for Brit Awards fall
Kanye West performs with grime MCs and Wu Tang member and debuts new track at surprise London show
Noel Gallagher says being in Oasis was a 'cross between Wolf of Wall Street and Saving...
Iggy Azalea says she 'did not want to win' a Grammy because she doesn't 'need...
Kanye West to play surprise show at London's Koko tonight
Kanye West reportedly 'in the studio' with UK grime MC Skepta
The White Stripes' 'Get Behind Me Satan' released for first time on vinyl for 10...

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM