Radiohead is finally bringing “King of Limbs” to television, but they’re taking the opportunity to introduce a little new material too.
As previously reported, the British band took to Nigel Godrich’s “Live from the Basement” series to play their new album, but a “Staircase” has ascended during the taping. The slow-burner never boils over and and features dotted vocals from a typically wiry Thom Yorke. However, the double-drum attack works especially well, considering the band let in a special guest for the performance: Clive Dreamer, who has played with Robert Plant and Portishead, sat beside Radiohead’s own Phil Selway for a solid, thumping effect.
The “Live” part from “The Basement” has already come and gone, but BBC scored a license to the material and is broadcasting it in full on July 1.
A representative has not responded yet since being asked if “Stairway” will be part of a larger effort or will have an official studio release.
However, Radiohead’s music from “King of Limbs” will be getting a new spin all summer, due to their new 12″ single remix series.
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