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Are Radiohead dropping a video game?

The band first teased the Kid A Mnesia Exhibition at the PlayStation Showcase, in celebration of 21 years since their Kid A and Amnesiac albums

It’s been a busy year for Radiohead, with keyboardist Jonny Greenwood creating the soundtrack for Pablo Larraín’s upcoming Princess Diana biopic, vocalist Thom Yorke calling to cut music industry emissions with Massive Attack, and the whole band making their TikTok debut in a sinister “wake up call” post.

Now – in celebration of the 20th and 21st anniversary of albums Kid A and Amnesiac – the band has teased a mysterious new digital project while speaking at Sony’s PlayStation Showcase yesterday (Sept 9).

Titled the Kid A Mnesia Exhibition, the project will feature an “upside-down digital/analog universe” based on “original artwork” and “multi-tracks” by Yorke and artist Stanley Donwood (who has created all artwork for Radiohead since 1994) and audio from Nigel Godrich. The project will be released on PlayStation 5, Mac, and PC this November – perhaps signalling the rock band’s video game debut? 

Although no further details about the “exhibition” have been revealed, the project will release alongside a special reissue set, containing the Kid A and Amnesiac records, and a new album – Kid Amnesiae

According to an announcement on Radiohead’s Instagram, the new album contains “a memory palace of half-remembered, half-forgotten sessions & unreleased material”. The set appears to be available in cassette tape, CD, and vinyl formats, in addition to a new book of Radiohead artwork and will be available for order on November 5.

Meanwhile – although the specific release date is yet to be announced – the Kid A Mnesia Exhibition is available for pre-order online here. 

Check out the teasers below.