you may or may not know that ive got a book coming out. its called 'humor' and its published by faber + faber on november 6. there are 2 editions; a 'standard' hardback [really quite posh] and a limited edition version that is printed on hemp paper that comes signed + with a print + in a slipcase [really incredibly posh].
theres also a sort of launch event on november 3 at the social in london. information hereps if youve got or read my earlier books called 'slowly downward' and 'household worms' everything will be familiar because its both of those stuck together with new pictures and a fancy-assed cover...
As an experiment we are using a new version of BitTorrent to distribute a new Thom Yorke record.
The new Torrent files have a pay gate to access a bundle of files..
The files can be anything, but in this case is an 'album'.
It's an experiment to see if the mechanics of the system are something that the general public can get its head around ...
If it works well it could be an effective way of handing some control of internet commerce back to people who are creating the work.
Enabling those people who make either music, video or any other kind of digital content to sell it themselves.
Bypassing the self elected gate-keepers.
If it works anyone can do this exactly as we have done.
The torrent mechanism does not require any server uploading or hosting costs or 'cloud' malarkey.
It's a self-contained embeddable shop front...
The network not only carries the traffic, it also hosts the file. The file is in the network.
Oh yes and it's called
Tomorrow's Modern Boxes.
Polyfauna has been updated by Thom Yorke, Stanley Donwood, Nigel Godrich and Universal Everything:
1.your love will set you free caribou
2.the balance of power luke abbott
3. goliath featuring DRS enei
4. terminal preppie dead kennedys
5. superpositions nathan fake
6. cure for the fever jim brown
7. IIVA(NHK Remix) Loops haunt
8. Amphis (reprise) Luke Abbott
9. Le Jardin Féérique Ravell / Katia & Marielle Labèque
1. JACKIE BOUVIER - JOHN MATTHIAS
2. NO NAME - EOMAC
3. REVOLVE - M-ZINE & SCEPTICZ
4. CLIMBING WALLS - JOHN MATTHIAS
5. SYVANTEESSA PUKINJALKAISEN - O
6. RUBBER HANDS - GERRY READ
7. RIMS - ACTRESS
8. DOWLAIS WHEELIE CREW - WESLEY MATSELL
9. PUNTERS STEP OUT - JOE
10. SLOPE - JOE
Just wanted to let you know about a benefit show in my hometown, Oxford, that I'm involved with. Its called Childish Things, and takes place on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th March at The New Theatre. It is a mixture of music and comedy and raises much needed funds for Helen and Douglas House, a hospice in Oxford for children and young adults. Over the past decade, I've had many brilliant nights at Childish Things, both as a performer and part of the audience. This year will be particularly special, as it's the tenth anniversary of the event, and also the last set of shows. Here's some more information about this year's line up, buying tickets and Helen and Douglas House itself:
We have made an app called PolyFauna.
PolyFauna is an experimental collaboration between us (Radiohead) & Universal Everything, born out of The King of Limbs sessions and using the imagery and the sounds from the song Bloom.
It comes from an interest in early computer life-experiments and the imagined creatures of our subconscious.
Your screen is the window into an evolving world.
Move around to look around.
You can follow the red dot.
You can wear headphones.
DOWNLOAD: iOS / Android
Hi, and kicking off tonight in London with the Archie Bronson Outfit, it's a nation-wide week of live gigs to celebrate the halls, pubs and clubs that make up our live music scene. Without this network of gigs and their promoters, we'd have never got off the ground. Go check out a band you've heard of at a venue near you! See you there -
Wednesday 29th January
STOKE - The Sugarmill - £5, Age 14+ - 6.30pm
CAMP STAG https://www.facebook.com/CAMPSTAG
THE RUBY DUKES https://www.facebook.com/TheRubyDukes
NOTHING BUT THIEVES https://www.facebook.com/NothingButThieves
MORAL PANICS https://www.facebook.com/moralpanicsband
CARDIFF - Clwb Ifor Bach - £5 - 8pm
THE CONTINENTS www.facebook.com/Continentsband
Thursday 30th January
BRISTOL - The Louisiana - £5 ADV / £6 On the door - 7.30pm
THREE KINGS HIGH www.facebook.com/THREEKINGSHIGH
SMALL ENGINE REPAIR www.facebook.com/smallenginerepair
WYYNONA RYYDER // www.facebook.com/WyynonaRyyder
LIONFACE // www.facebook.com/lionfacemusic
KAYLA PAINTER // www.facebook.com/kaylapaintermusicuk
THE CRISIS PROJECT // www.facebook.com/TheCrisisProject
LIVERPOOL - The Zanzibar - £4, Age 18+ - 7.15pm
THE RED SUNS https://soundcloud.com/the-red-suns
GO FIASCO www.facebook.com/GoFiasco
THE CHEAP THRILLS www.facebook.com/TheCheapThrills
DOMINIC DUNN www.facebook.com/Dominic.Dunn22
LIBERTY VESSELS www.facebook.com/pages/The-Liberty-Vessels
BELFAST - Oh Yeah Centre - £5 Over 18s. - Late show 9pm
LITTLE BEAR www.facebook.com/LittleBear
GO WOLF www.facebook.com/LOVEGOWOLF
THE COUTH www.facebook.com/couthmusic
Friday 31st January
SOUTHAMPTON - The Joiners Arms - £6 Adv, Age 18+ - 7.30pm
THE RISING www.facebook.com/The-Rising
BEN GODDARD www.facebook.com/bengoddardmusic
THE OUTLOOKS www.facebook.com/theoutlooks
GUILDFORD - The Boileroom - Free, 14+ - 7.30pm
PRINCES SLAYER https://www.facebook.com/PrincessSlayerOfficial
NATALIE ROSS http://www.natalieross
JAMIE LENMAN(Acoustic Set) http://www.jamielenman.com/
LEEDS - The Library - £5, £6 on door, 18+ - 8pm - 11.30pm
FOREVER CULT www.facebook.com/forevercult
PERFECT CRIME www.facebook.com/perfectcrimesuk
Saturday 1st February
OXFORD - The Jericho Tavern - £6 - 7pm
GLASS ANIMALS https://soundcloud.com/glassanimals
WE AERONAUTS https://soundcloud.com/weaeronauts
SALVATION BILL https://soundcloud.com/salvation-bill
CHARLIE CUNNINGHAM https://www.facebook.com/pages/Charlie-Cunningham/501688359938332
SHEFFIELD - The Leadmill - £13 14s'+ - 7pm-10.30pm
THE BLACKOUT https://www.facebook.com/theblackoutband
PLYMOUTH - Tiki Bar & Diner - £5, 18+ - Doors 8pm
Sunday 2nd February
YORK - Fibbers - £3, Age 18+ - 8pm
A JOKER'S RAGE www.facebook.com/ajokersrage
BLIND EYE www.facebook.com/blindeyeyork
MANCHESTER - Soup Kitchen - £4 Adv - 3pm - 12am
KULT COUNTRY www.facebook.com/KULTCOUNTRY
NAKED (ON DRUGS) www.facebook.com/Naked-On-Drugs
FRANCIS LUNG www.facebook.com/francislungofficial
BERNARD + EDITH www.facebook.com/bernardandedith
ALDOUS RH www.facebook.com/AldousRH
+ DJs from Hoya:Hoya and Generic Greeting Collective
TUNBRIDGE WELLS - The Forum - £7 - Doors 5pm
THE PROPELLERS www.facebook.com/propellersofficial
YOUNG ROMANCE https://www.facebook.com/YoungRomanceMusic
DEAD CEREMONY https://www.facebook.com/deadceremonyband
TIED TO THE MAST https://www.facebook.com/tiedtothemast
ISLAND CASSETTES https://www.facebook.com/IslandCassettes