This weekend just gets better and better!
Thom played these live at a solo gig last night (depending where you are). I think it’s fairly safe to assume they’re stripped down new Radiohead songs, considering they’ve been working on a new LP recently.
“The Daily Mail”
A stripped down piano rendition. You know, even though people always make jokes about Coldplay and Muse copying Radiohead (or some other variation of the joke), I’ve never seem the strong similarities there apparently are. Maybe the vocal styles of Matt Bellamy and Yorke are slightly similar. But I digress. If anything, these songs will probably be done up for the album and sound completely different recorded. But as a live rendition on the piano, I can see where a Coldplay comparison might originate from. Though I think this sounds better than a lot of Coldplay’s stuff.
“Give Up The Ghost”
Looped backing vocals bring out a delicate sounding track. Sounds like top-quality material.
“Mouse Dog Bird”
Great song dominated by acoustic guitar.
I’m sure these songs are going to sound infinitely better once they’re recorded with the full-band and put on an LP, but for now, these solo stripped-back versions are going to have to tide us fans over. And even at this level, they sound very good.