Radiohead have made their 2009 singles ‘Harry Patch (In Memory Of)’ and ‘These Twisted Words’ available to stream online.
The former was originally released in honour of Harry Patch, the last surviving soldier to have participated in World War I. The song was recorded briefly before Patch passed away on July 25 of that year, and released shortly thereafter. You can stream both tracks through Spotify below.
‘In Rainbows’ was famously self-released by the band as a pay-what-you-want download in October 2007 and the album proper didn’t make it to streaming platforms until June 2015.
But ‘In Rainbows Disk 2’, which originally came with the ‘In Rainbows’ box set that followed the album’s initial unorthodox release, was made available via various streaming platforms last month.
The band’s frontman Thom Yorke made headlines in 2013 by calling Spotify “the last desperate fart of a dying corpse”. That year saw Yorke and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich remove their music from Spotify.
Since Spotify launched in 2008, it has insisted that all of its music is available to subscribers who opt for its free service featuring adverts, and those who pay a monthly subscription for the Premium Service featuring ad-free streaming.
But, with Apple Music and Tidal positioning themselves as more artist-friendly services with no free option, Spotify has recently seen several major releases shared with their rivals.
It then emerged that Spotify was willing to change its model to offer some albums as a benefit for its Premium subscribers.
Earlier this week, frontman Thom Yorke responded to news that Donald Trump has become the President of the United States.
Billionaire TV personality-turned-Republican candidate Trump took the US presidency after a series of victories over rival Hillary Clinton overnight. Trump had won several “swing states”, including Florida, Ohio, Iowa and North Carolina, allowing him to reach the 270 electoral college votes needed to ensure victory.
After the news was confirmed, Yorke took to Twitter to quote lyrics from his band’s ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ single ‘Burn The Witch’.