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Radiohead Is Selling Its ‘Hacked’ Archives In the Name of Climate Change

If you hate climate change but love Radiohead, man do I have a two-for-one deal for you. The band has released 18 hours of OK Computer-era recordings it says were being held for ransom after band member Thom Yorke’s minidisc archive was stolen. The band is donating the proceeds from the sale over the next 18 days will go to Extinction Rebellion, the activist group that locked down large parts of London earlier this year and was instrumental in forcing the UK Parliament to declare the world’s first national climate emergency while fighting to ensure we don’t end up living in a world full of fake plastic trees. Read More >>

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Thom Yorke’s New Ode to the Antarctic Will Give You Chills

If Antarctica had a theme song, I imagine it’d be a lyricless, transcendent tune. It’d be both irresistible and eerie. I imagine it’d sound a lot like this: Read More >>

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Radiohead’s People Say They’re Actually Being Nice About Creepgate

Radiohead's publisher has come out in defence of its stance on the copyright case outed by singer Lana Del Rey, countering her much-publicised claim that she's being sued by the band by saying that "no lawsuit has been issued" in the case. Read More >>

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Radiohead Secretly Hid an Old Computer Program in the Anniversary Edition of OK Computer

“Ancient” is a very relative term when talking about computer history. By the looks of it, however, Radiohead hid a computer program on the tape that comes with the 20th anniversary edition of OK Computer, and making it work feels like time travel. That’s because you’ll need an ‘80s-era, 8-bit computer, the ZX Spectrum, to run it. Read More >>

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Google Blew Radiohead’s Hype by Selling A Moon Shaped Pool Early

Radiohead fans had been reeling in anticipation of the band’s next album A Moon Shaped Pool, their first since 2011. Apparently, Google was as well, as the album appeared early on Google Play. Read More >>

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THIS is Radiohead’s New Song (Updated)

About 24 hours ago, the band Radiohead erased itself from the internet. Or did it? Now, from the echoing empty chambers of the band’s blank slate of engagement, there comes a new auditory experience in the form of a single social media post. Read More >>

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Radiohead Has Erased Itself From the Internet 

Radiohead has left the internet. The band seems to have removed its online presence, replacing its home page with a plain white screen, deleting its Twitter and Facebook history—and sending out hard copy leaflets in the post. Read More >>

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Thom Yorke’s New Album is Here and You Can Buy it on BitTorrent

Radiohead's Thom Yorke has a new album, Tomorrow's Modern Boxesand it's available now. And he's trying something new to get it directly to his fans by selling it on BitTorrent. Read More >>

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Fake “Spotify For Artists” Page Fools Anti-Spotify Radiohead Producer

Spotify -- great for music fans, not so great for penniless musicians. That's the see-sawing argument between the music streaming service and the likes of Radiohead producer/Atoms For Peace member Nigel Godrich, who was well and truly hoodwinked today by a phony Spotify page that seemed to suggest the company had drastically revised its artist payment model. Read More >>

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On Spotify’s Fifth Birthday, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Calls It a “Fart”

After five short years on this planet, Spotify's managed what was once thought impossible, legitimising the music streaming business model and turning a generation of dyed-in-the-wool pirates into legal, paid-for music fans. But there's no pleasing some people, as Radiohead's Thom Yorke has once again attacked the service, and on its fifth birthday to boot. Read More >>

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Chipotle Bans Radiohead’s Dulcet Tones From Their Restaurants

Chipotle, home of slightly pricy but mindblowingly good Mexican food, have banned Radiohead, home of angsty 'alternative rock' and bad hairstyles, from ever being played in their establishments. Apparently, the "high, tenuous yowl of Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke wreaks havoc with the steel and concrete of a Chipotle buildout." Read More >>

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Did Radiohead’s Pay-What-You Want Model Change the Music Industry, Then?

The NME is running a fine piece commemorating the fifth anniversary of Radiohead's release of In Rainbows, the album the band let users set their own price to buy. Did it work? Is everyone doing it now? (No). And did it actually damage the music industry in the process? [NME] Read More >>

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Here’s Radiohead’s OK Computer and Kid A in Full 8-Bit Glory

Let's jump back to the '80s for a second, where NES games were in full force and arcades were still populated with human beings. Hear that? Hear the sound of those bleeps and bloops? Glorious isn't it! Well, for a little bit of nostalgia mixed with some fantastic tunes, here's Radiohead's OK Computer and Kid A in 8-bit glory just like it's 1988. Read More >>

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Radiohead: Sit Down, Stand Up

Have you had the pleasure of watching the wonderful BBC series, Life? You probably have. Beautiful HD nature docs provide the perfect visual background for any living room activity. And as many have discovered, they play even better when muted and paired with a soundtrack of your choosing. Read More >>

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Fees. Scalpers. Scams. Why Buying Concert Tickets Sucks So Hard.

On September 26th at 10:00 AM, thousands upon thousands of fans—how many we'll never know—hit refresh on their browsers and converged upon Ticketmaster's servers like a denial-of-service attack. They were desperate for the chance to see Radiohead play one of a pair of shows at the Roseland Ballroom—a rare club show. And just like that, basically instantaneously, tickets were all gone. Read More >>