Thom Yorke will be performing live at the Mercury Prize awards show. The show hosted by Jo Whiley and Jools Holland host will be broadcast on BBC 4.
The show featuring live performances from Editors, Guillemots, Hot Chip, Zoe Rahman will be broadcast live on BBC 4 on Tuesday September 5th from 21:00 hrs to 22:30 hrs (and again from 00:15 to 01:45 hrs.
Thom Yorke is nominated for the Mercury Prize with his alabum The Eraser. Speaking of those awards. Mercury Music Prize nominees Hot Chip reckon Muse don’t deserve to win the award because they are Radiohead rip-offs.
Hot Chip’s ‘The Warning’ will compete with Muse’s latest album ‘Black Holes And Revelations’ when the winner of the prestigious Mercury Prize is announced next week. But founding member Joe Goddard reckons the Reading and Leeds headliners are too unoriginal to merit the £20,000 prize money.
He told the Daily Star: “I’m not a fan of Muse.They sound like a lot of artists do – like another band. I find them a bit like Radiohead.”
Goddard also had harsh word for Birmingham-based rockers Editors, whose debut LP ‘The Back Room’ is also in contention for the prize.
“I’m not a fan of Editors either,” he added. “There’s not much originality there. We don’t want a punch up – they’re probably lovely – but we’re older and wiser and could take them on. I’d like Scritti Politti to win. He’s been making music for a long time.”
Radiohead news on this day..
- Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ ‘Maps’ vs. ‘Everyting In Its Right Place’ – 2009
- ‘Choke’ director clears up score confusion – 2008
- Jonny Greenwood’s guide to the Ondes Martenot – 2008
- Moby compares Radiohead to Democrats – 2004
- Moby’s creep in Salt Lake City – 2002