The Radiohead frontman tells NME.COM that any band accused of making depressing music are "onto a good thing"...

THOM YORKE has defended accusations that RADIOHEAD‘s music is “morbid”, telling NME.COM that any band accused of being bleak are “onto a good thing”.

Speaking in an exclusive interview published in this week’s NME, Yorke said it “alarming” that our culture avoids anything “vaguely depressing”.

He said: “The reason you create music or art or write is in order to put things in a way you can possibly deal with it. And death is one of those areas.

“But we don’t seem to spend much time with it, do we? If you’re accused of being morbid or bleak then I’d say you’re onto a good thing, ‘cos our culture is most fucking desperate culture desperately trying to avoid anything vaguely depressing which is alarming, because what’s the result?”

For the full interview, in which Yorke speaks about the making of new album ‘Amnesiac’, see this week’s NME, out in London today (May 15) and nationwide tomorrow (16).