Radiohead

Radiohead

When Thom Yorke introduces ‘Paranoid Android’, a nearby man in his early forties finally allows a strangled cry of elation to leave his throat, so far untested by a lack of singalong opportunities. His face has largely been contorted in...

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Optimus Alive

Optimus Alive

Optimus Alive exists in a parallel universe to UK festivals. Rain is basically an alien concept, people wait until after it’s dark to get drunk, and rather than the British phenomenon of branding everything so aggressively you feel like...

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Radiohead

Radiohead

Last time Radiohead played to fans in the Texas state capital, they were in the middle of an overgrown field and third on the bill beneath Natalie Merchant and REM. The band had already received a flurry of attention Stateside, ‘Creep’ having...

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Radiohead - 'Cut A Hole'

Radiohead - 'Cut A Hole'

The opening night of Radiohead’s world tour saw them debut two new songs, of which ‘Cut A Hole’ is the most promising. An atmospheric, shifting gloomathon in the ‘Pyramid Song’ mould, it’s notable for featuring a proper,...

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Radiohead - 'Fat Girl' (demo)

Radiohead - 'Fat Girl' (demo)

These days Radiohead sound like a ZX Spectrum falling down a spiral staircase, but back in 1986 they were sixth formers with a penchant for double denim and sax solos. This recently unearthed demo finds them channeling The Smiths’ ‘Some...

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Album Review: Radiohead - The King Of Limbs (XL)

Radiohead - The King Of Limbs (XL)

You’ll read a lot in these pages about the method of ‘The King Of Limbs’ ’ release. But let’s face it: the moment it actually arrived should be the moment when all those digi-debates faded into background chatter… just as long as the...

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Radiohead

Radiohead

The hits are here, but even in a stadium it’s the ‘In Rainbows’ songs that shine the brightest. Eleven years pretty much to the day since Radiohead took to a stage in a field in Pilton and spirited the songs of ‘OK Computer’ into the...

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Radiohead

Radiohead

Radiohead kicked off the UK leg of their world tour in London last night (June 24). The band played Victoria Park in the east of the capital, performing a set that showcased their most recent album 'In Rainbows' as well as mixing in...

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Radiohead

Radiohead

Or the one that, according to Thom Yorke, “sounds like that new Australian band Wolfmother”. Post the whole ‘‘they’re revolutionising the music industry!’ business, there’s something quite rubbish about Radiohead releasing something...

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Radiohead

Radiohead

Well, if Radiohead bloodied the nose of the record industry with ‘In Rainbows’, this best-of release of their Parlophone back catalogue amounts to a pretty low-blow response, which should give The Man a second wind(fall). Thom Yorke has...

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