Radiohead, Burning Witches, and Stop-Motion: Band Release New Single
Radiohead are here with a new single from their forthcoming ninth studio album.
This will be the bands first album release since 2011’s “The King Of Limbs”.
“Burn The Witch” has been a whisper in the Radiohead sphere for many years.
Having first been acknowledged in the booklet for the band’s 2003 “Hail To The Thief” release, and the band has briefly conversed of craftsmanship perhaps even earlier than that.
The release of “Burn The Witch” was a bit of a jigsaw puzzle shrouded in mystery. This past April, the band sent out cards to some UK fans embellished with the words “Sing the song of sixpence that goes – burn the witch – we know where you live” (quite literally). The pamphlets included Radiohead’s logo. Accompanying was a snippet of the song, following a complete online blackout from the band. Their website and social media forums had gone entirely blank, before the announcement of a new single and world tour.
“Burn The Witch” is the band’s first release since last December when they shared their would have been contribution to the latest in the Bond film franchise, “Spectre”. The single is now available for purchase, and the stop motion video is available to view in its entirety. The narrative of villagers was directed by Chris Hopewell.
Radiohead will be swinging through New York, LA, and a handful of festivals in the US, as well as several stops abroad.
05/20: Heineken Music Hall – Amsterdam, Netherlands
05/21: Heineken Music Hall – Amsterdam, Netherlands
05/23: Le Zénith – Paris, France
05/24: Le Zénith – Paris, France
05/26: Roundhouse – London, England
05/28: Roundhouse – London, England
06/01: Les Nuits Des Fourvieres – Lyon, France
06/03: Primavera Sound Festival – Barcelona, Spain
06/17: Secret Solstice – Reyjkavik, Iceland
07/02: Openair St. Gallen – Gallen, Switzerland
07/08: Nos Alive Festival – Lisbon, Portugal
07/26: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
07/27: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
07/29: Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL
07/31: Osheaga Music and Arts Festival – Montreal, Québec
08/04: Shrine Auditorium – Los Angeles, LA
08/06: Outside Lands – Golden Gate Park, CA
08/08: Shrine Auditorium – Los Angeles, LA
08/20: Summersonic Festival – Osaka, Japan
08/21: Summersonic Festival – Tokyo, Japan
09/11: Berlin, Germany – Lollapalooza
10/03: Mexico City, Mexico – Palacio de los Deportes
10/04: Mexico City, Mexico – Palacio de los Deportes
Words by: Tiffany Cuthrell