Thom Yorke Debuts New Songs At Trade Justice
After joining the Trade Justice Rally in London, Thom Yorke joined Super Furries Animals' frontman Gruff Rhys when he played an acoustic set for the protest group last Friday (April 15).
The protest included an all-night vigil in London and culminated in a candlelight vigil near Downing Street. Thousands of people including Yorke took part in the demonstration designed to stop the UK Government pushing poor countries to open up their economies and enforce rules that would protect their trade rights and protect their environment and prevent a worsening of poverty.
Thom and Radiohead cover and website artist Stanley Donwood painted a special mural in a nearby church hall. The picture – emblazoned with the slogan ‘Business School For The Dead’ was then taken on the parade. (see pictures here)
York then played a five song acoustic set at Methodist Central Hall which included Radiohead classic 'No Surprises', rare tracks 'Big Ideas' and 'Reckoner' and a brand new previously unheard song entitled 'House Of Cards'.
According to www.ateaseweb.com Yorke also revealed Radiohead are also working another new track called 'Arpeggi' (which the band debuted live at the Ether Festival) with the singer explaining that the song is nearly finished, but couldn't say if it will appear on Radiohead's next album.
Speaking after a mass one minute silence outside Whitehall at midnight, Yorke also spoke to NME saying, "It is important to remind [Tony] Blair and Gordon [Brown] of their promises really. They are talking the whole thing up and they are on the campaign trail and it [Trade Justice] is one of the many things we are hassling them about.”
Elsewhere in London the group organised a gig at the Marquee Club in Leicester Square featuring DJ Bobby Friction and Super Furry Animals singer Gruff Rhys.
In other Radiohead news their album 'OK Computer' came top in a Channel 4 list of '100 Greatest Albums’ broadcast by Channel 4 last night (April 17). The poll was made up of a public vote, with an estimated 400,000 people taking part. A similar poll five years ago saw The Beatles ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ topping the list, but this time it was relegated to No 7.
The the whole list of Channel 4's '100 Greatest Albums’ click the continue link below.
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