Thom Yorke gets his guitar out in London...

RADIOHEAD singer THOM YORKE has joined 25,000 people outside WESTMINSTER (April 15) for a special protest against unfair trading laws in poor countries.

He took part in a series of events to support the campaign, which was organised by the War On Want and the Trade Justice Movement, including two vigils, a five hour painting performance with the help of friend Stanley Donwood and a one-off acoustic


Speaking after a mass one minute silence outside Whitehall at midnight, Yorke told NME.COM: “It is important to remind (Tony) Blair and Gordon (Brown) of their promises really. They are talking the whole thing up and they are on the campaign trail and it (trade justice) is one of the many things we are hassling them about.”

In between putting his artistic skills to a giant painting, which was emblazoned with the logo ‘Business School For The Dead’, the Radiohead frontman previewed a new song called ‘House Of Cards’ during a five track acoustic set which also included ‘OK Computer’ classic ‘No Surprises’ and rare numbers ‘Glass Flowers’, ‘Nude’ and ‘Reckoner’ at Methodist Central Hall.

Super Furry Animals singer Gruff Rhys also played a special concert further up the road at

The Marquee Club in Leicester Square to help raise awareness of world poverty and the demand for trade justice in developing countries where many farmers and workers are exploited by the current international trading laws.