No, Thom and company haven’t hit the lucrative public building touring circuit, rather they’ve put together their own library of their vast amounts of content from over the past three decades.
As you’d expect, they haven’t done things by halves, with the goodies featuring an extensive – and organised – archive of audio, visual and physical items.
As you’d expect, it’s all housed at Radiohead.com, which has now been rechristened ‘Radiohead Public Library’ and, as an introduction, this week will see each of the band’s five members curating for a day.
The treasure trove has come about due to the band’s frustartion at the transient nature of information on the internet, especially as many great receptacles of Radiohead knowledge have come and gone over the years, as internet sites tend to do.
As their press releases states: “The overall effect has been ‘Radiohead’ search results that yield random and/or abbreviated shards: songs and album titles unaccompanied by detailed artwork or any additional context, low quality videos preceded by advertisements and shuffled via algorithms, and so on…”
To celebrate the library’s opening, a number of previously unavailable Radiohead rarities have been made available to stream and download.
So, pop along to the Radiohead Public Library, create your library card and get accessing! Oh, and keep an eye out for us hanging about in the early history section.