Supergrass members to cover Radiohead’s ‘Spooks’ on film soundtrack, Jonny Greenwood confirms

Earlier speculation suggested Radiohead themselves had recorded 'Spooks' for Paul Thomas Anderson film 'Inherent Vice'

Supergrass have recorded a new version of Radiohead song ‘Spooks’ for director Paul Thomas Anderson’s forthcoming Inherent Vice.

Reports over the weekend suggested that Radiohead themselves had recorded the version of the instrumenta track, which the group have played live for over eight years but not recorded. The upcoming crime drama is scored by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood.

Greenwood has since clarified the situation on Twitter, stating that two-thirds of the group Supergrass recorded the song. He did not say which two members of the band were involved.

Greenwood previously provided music for Anderson’s last two films, There Will Be Blood and The Master. His Inherent Vice score will feature London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, while the film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Martin Short and Jena Malone. It’s due for release in the UK on January 30.

Last month, Thom Yorke took to Twitter to confirm that recording had been taking place at the Radiohead studio. In a series of posts, the frontman revealed that he and Stanley Donwood – creator of the band’s artwork since 1994 – were going through 15 years’ worth of unused images and words, and that overdubs were happening in the studio on the second day of recording.