Jonny Greenwood just finished his first night at London’s Royal Festival Hall. At the Ether Festival (Today and tomorrow) The London Sinfionetta performed Jonny’s ‘Smear’ and ‘Piano For Children’. ‘Smear’ was previously played in Leeds and Bruges last year. ‘Piano For Children’ premiered at the Ether Festival. During the interval a selection from ‘The most Gigantic Lying Mouth of all Time‘ was played.
Thom Yorke joined Jonny (playing the Ondes Martenot) and the Nazareth Orchestra performing two songs. One new song premiered, entitled ‘Arpeggi‘. Thom sang from some lyrics sheets and some of the lines “in the deepest ocean”, “the bottom of the sea” and “sunk without a trace” were previously up on Radiohead.com.
They also played Radiohead b-side ‘Where Bluebirds Fly‘, where Thom was joined by female vocalist, Lubna Salame. Until today, ‘Where Bluebirds Fly’ was never played live before. The track was used as an intro on Radiohead’s shows from 2002.
On the first day at the Royal Festival Hall, Ed O’Brien, Nigel Godrich and Beck were spotted in audience. Jonny and Thom will be performing again tomorrow. [thanks Helene]
Radiohead news on this day..
- Line-up grows for Radiohead’s Daydream Festival – 2008
- Thom Yorke remixes for Nonclassical label – 2008
- DAS: Back At The House – 2007
- Rent Radiohead’s OK Computer studio – 2006
- Eric Gorfain on Radiohead (again) – 2004
- Neptunes: “Thom Yorke is dope” – 2004
- There There to be premiered on Jo Whiley Show – 2003
- Still rumoured: Radiohead’s New York gig – 2003
- Radiohead World Tour Will Happen – 2002