Radiohead release new song ‘Harry Patch (In Memory Of)’ as download

Song honouring late World War One veteran available now

Radiohead have released a brand new song, ‘Harry Patch (In Memory Of)’, as a download from today (August 5).

The song is available now from the band’s official online store,, with proceeds from the track going to the Royal British Legion.

‘Harry Patch (In Memory Of)’ was written by frontman Thom Yorke about Patch – who was the last living British World War 1 veteran until he passed away on July 25 this year aged 111 – after he heard an interview with him on BBC Radio 4 in 2005. The song was debuted on the station this morning.

You can listen to Patch’s original interview on the ‘Today’ programme now.

The track was recorded in the last few months, as the band worked in Oxfordshire with long-time producer Nigel Godrich on a new album.

The lyrics to ‘Harry Patch (In Memory Of)’ are available to read at the band’s official website,

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