The band have played 11 new songs on their European tour - and you can hear them all on the Internet...
Radiohead premiered yet another two brand new tracks at their live show in FRANCE last Saturday (June 17) – and yet again, the whole set is already available on the Internet.
The band played a total of nine new songs at the show at the Arenes d’Frejus in France – ‘Optimistic’, ‘Morning Bell’, ‘How To Disappear Completely And Never Be Found’, ‘Everyone, The National Anthem’, ‘Kid A’, ‘You And Whose Army?’, ‘Knives Out’, ‘Everything In Its Right Place’ and ‘Egyptian Song’. Of the nine, ‘Kid A’ and ‘You And Whose Army?’ are brand new. All nine, as well as the rest of the set, is already available.
‘Kid A’ is a piano-led ballad, mainly instrumental which lasts in the region of five minutes, while ‘You And Whose Army?’ starts with Thom strumming on an acoustic guitar, with the rest of the band joining him after three minutes, in a similar vein to ‘Exit Music (From A Film)’. According to fans who were at the show, bassist Colin Greenwood played an old fashioned double bass on both tracks.
The full tracklisting for the France show ran: ‘Optimistic’, ‘Bones’, ‘Karma Police’, ‘Planet Telex’, ‘Morning Bell’, ‘How To Disappear Completely And Never Be Found’, ‘Street Spirit (Fade Out)’, ‘Talk Show Host’, ‘Everyone, The National Anthem’, ‘Kid A’, ‘No Surprises’, ‘Lucky’, ‘Fake Plastic Trees’, ‘You And Whose Army?’, ‘Knives Out’, ‘Airbag’, ‘Just’, ‘Everything In Its Right Place’, ‘My Iron Lung’, ‘Egyptian Song’, ‘Lurgee’, ‘Paranoid Android’ and ‘Exit Music (For A Film)’.
The new songs played in France bring the total of new songs the band have premiered on the tour so far to eleven, most of which are available on the Internet. Radiohead‘s first gig for 18 months in Arles, France, was posted on Napster within days of the band completing the show.
The band are not willing to give an official comment on the bootlegging, but in Arles, Thom Yorke seem resigned to the fact it was going to happen, saying: “All of the songs will appear on the Internet tomorrow anyway.”
In other Radiohead news, extra tickets for the band’s sold out London Victoria Park shows on September 23-25 have gone on sale on the official Radiohead website at [url=]www.radiohead.com/offsale.html. Tickets originally went on sale last Saturday and sold out within hours. Tickets are still available for the rest of the band’s UK tour, which calls at Newport Tredegar House (September 1-2), Glasgow Green (28-29) and Warrington Victoria Park (October 1-3).