The rare footage sees Yorke performing early versions of tracks such as Videotape and Last Flowers.
Radiohead have rustled through the vaults once more to dig out a rare solo piano set from frontman Thom Yorke. The performance was filmed back in 2005 as part of long-time Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich’s From the Basement series. It was recorded for the series’ pilot episode. Radiohead uploaded the archive set to their official YouTube channel last night (14 April).
During the set, Yorke performs early versions of In Rainbows tracks such as Videotape, Last Flowers and Down Is the New Up. He also performs music from his 2006 debut solo album The Eraser. You can watch the archive concert below.
Last week, the band revealed that they would be live streaming a seven-part series of archive shows over on YouTube. The first show to be plucked from Radiohead’s extensive archive was an intimate 2008 gig at London’s 93 Feet East. You can rewatch the stream here.
Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood announced the new live stream series on Twitter. He wrote, “We rummaged in the Radiohead Public Library and found a few more concerts from a life we all yearn to return to. Thanks to science and the vaccines, we are a step closer to that.”