Friday, December 9

Watch Thom Yorke perform Radiohead and The Smile tracks solo for first time

Thom Yorke performed an acoustic set last night (April 9) at Zeltbühne in Zermatt, Switzerland – see clips from the show below.

READ MORE: The Smile live in London: Radiohead side project prove they’re human after all

During the 23-track unplugged set, the singer-songwriter delivered solo renditions of Radiohead songs ‘Bodysnatchers’, ‘Daydreaming’, ‘Decks Dark’ and ‘Exit Music (For A Film)’ for the very first time.

Elsewhere, other cuts Yorke played solo for the first time included ‘Rabbit In Your Headlights’, his 1998 collaboration with UNKLE, and ‘Pana-vision’, the most recent single by The Smile, the supergroup he’s in alongside Jonny Greenwood and Sons Of Kemet‘s Tom Skinner.

Radiohead’s ‘These Are My Twisted Words’ and his own ‘The Eraser’ were also performed solo for the first time since 2010.

You can check out footage from the show below:

Thom Yorke played:

‘Has Ended’
‘Free in the Knowledge’ (The Smile song)
‘Bodysnatchers’ (Radiohead song)
‘Everything In Its Right Place’ (Radiohead song)
‘Suspirium’
‘Pana-vision’ (The Smile song)
‘Daydreaming’ (Radiohead song)
‘Decks Dark’ (Radiohead song)
‘I Might Be Wrong’ (Radiohead song)
‘These Are My Twisted Words’ (Radiohead song)
‘Bloom’ (Radiohead song)
‘Unmade’
‘Open Again’
‘Present Tense’ (Radiohead song)
‘The Clock’
‘Videotape’ (Radiohead song)

Encore:
‘Idioteque’ (Radiohead song)
‘Rabbit in Your Headlights’ (UNKLE cover)
‘Exit Music (For A Film)’ (Radiohead song)
‘Spectr’e (Radiohead song)

Encore 2:
‘The Eraser’
‘House of Cards’ (Radiohead song)
‘Weird Fishes/Arpeggi’ (Radiohead song)

Meanwhile, an art exhibition showcasing the works of Thom Yorke and long-term friend and collaborator Stanley Donwood will open in London later this year.

‘Test Specimens’ brings together 60 pieces of artwork that the pair created between 1999 and 2001, while they were also working on Radiohead records ‘Kid A’ and ‘Amnesiac’.

The exhibition will include workings of the Radiohead bear logo, lyrical drafts for songs like ‘Nude’ as well as a cartoon featuring a sperm monster menacing some witch monkeys.

The post Watch Thom Yorke perform Radiohead and The Smile tracks solo for first time appeared first on NME.

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