New Doctor Who Matt Smith loves Radiohead, Nas and Pink Floyd

Timelord admits he can play Thom Yorke and co's songs on guitar

The new Doctor Who has revealed that Radiohead, Pink Floyd and Nas are among his favourite musical artists.

Matt Smith, who has just begun playing the famous Timelord on the hit BBC show, told The Times that his dad got him into Pink Floyd when he was a youngster, then he got into Nas in his teens.

‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ (1973 Pink Floyd album), my dad got me into that quite early,” he said. “It’s such a magic piece of music: mad and clever and bold.”


He described Nas‘ 1994 album ‘Ilmatic’ as, “a really seminal album from my teens. ‘NY State Of Mind’ is one of my favourite tracks ever.”

Of Radiohead he said: “They’ve been a real influence on my imaginative mind. I can muddle through ‘High And Dry’ on the guitar, although I’m actually better on the piano. I asked for a piano in the TARDIS, but it hasn’t happened. I’d love to see the Doctor rock up and play, but it’d have to be done in an inventive and silly way.”

The new series of Doctor Who debuted with an Easter special on April 3, and continues this weekend (April 10).