A new music show is to launch on December 18 with an exclusive preview of two songs from Radiohead’s new album.
From The Basement is a digital music programme filmed in Maida Vale studios, and will have no host or audience, concentrating instead solely on the artist.
In the first episode, Thom Yorke will perform two songs from the new Radiohead album, ‘Videotape’ and ‘Down Is The New Up’ and The White Stripes will play ‘Blue Orchid’, ‘Ugly As I Seem’ and ‘Red Rain’. Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid perform a one-off improvised piece called ‘Mom’s Marmalade’.
A collaboration between legendary record producer Nigel Godrich, creative director Dilly Gent, producer James Chads and John Woollcombe, each episode will be available via download only from iTunes and www.fromthebasement.tv.
Commenting on the programme, Yorke said, “From The Basement was exciting because it came from the desire to cut out the crap that lies between the music and the viewer. To get plugged straight into the mains. No producer or director egos messing it up.”
Godrich replied, “I’m a sad fan trying to bring the magic back to music TV.”
Beck and Jamie Lidell are both lined up to appear in the second episode, which will be broadcast in February.
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5:08 PM | 06/12/2006
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