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RADIOHEAD PLAY NEW SONG

Members of RADIOHEAD have debuted new material on stage in LONDON tonight (March 27). Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke played two tracks together at the Royal Festival Hall with the London Sinfonietta. The duo debuted the delicate-sounding ‘Arpeggi’, which featured ocean-themed lyrics, plus played ‘Where Bluebirds Fly’, a b-side of ‘There There’. Both tracks were specially arranged for orchestra by Greenwood. The appearance was part of Greenwood’s collaboration with the London Sinfonietta for the South Bank’s Ether festival, and saw the guitarist pick a selection of experimental music for the evening. The orchestra performed two compositions by Greenwood, ‘smear’ plus the world premier of ‘Piano For Children’, along with a series of other short orchestral works. The event also witnessed a guest collaboration with the Nazareth Orchestra who injected an Arabic influence not only with their own work, but by joining in ‘Where Bluebirds Fly’ with the Radiohead duo. The programme featuring Yorke and Greenwood, is due to be repeated tomorrow at the Royal Festival Hall.