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Thom Yorke, From the Basement set
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Watch Thom Yorke’s rare ‘From the Basement’ set from the Radiohead archives

The solo piano set features songs from In Rainbows and his debut solo album, The Eraser

Earlier this month, Radiohead announced the return of their archival film series, which sees them share footage of old gigs via the Radiohead Public Library project. During lockdown however, longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich (AKA the group’s “sixth member”) has also been hard at work, unearthing material from his From the Basement series.

The latest find — taken from the pilot episode of From the Basement — consists of a rare solo piano set, performed by Thom Yorke in 2005. The performance features songs from Radiohead’s 2007 album In Rainbows (“Videotape”, “Down Is the New Up”, and “Last Flowers”) as well as “Analyse”, a song from Yorke’s debut solo album, The Eraser.

Over the last year, Godrich has shared archival videos of Radiohead — alongside footage of The White Stripes, Thundercat, PJ Harvey, Sonic Youth, and more in action — to From the Basement’s YouTube channel

The new video is also available on Radiohead’s YouTube, where the band will continue their archival concert series with their 2017 Coachella appearance this Friday (April 16). Last Friday, meanwhile, saw them share a rarely-seen performance at London’s 93 Feet East in 2008.

“We rummaged in the Radiohead Public Library and found a few more concerts from a life that we all yearn to return to,” said the band, on restarting the series that originally began in April 2020. “Thanks to science and vaccines, we are a step closer to that.”

Watch Thom Yorke’s From the Basement set below.