Radiohead Debuts New Track 'Staircase': Watch
Rumors surrounding a second installation of Radiohead's latest, "The King of Limbs," may have swirled shortly after the album's Feb. 2011 release, but fans aren't getting quite that much. A new track, titled "Staircase," has debuted on Radiohead's Dead Air Space website in the form of a video from the band's upcoming "From the Basement" BBC session. Watch below.
In a note from drummer Phil Selway accompanying "Staircase," he explains the presence of an additional (and very similar-looking) percussionist in the clip: "And no, you're not seeing double. The doppelganger drummers are myself and Clive Deamer [from Bristol band Get the Blessing]. Clive has long been one of my favourite drummers and so I was really excited when he agreed to perform with us. Hope you like what we've all done."
The above performance was captured during the filming of "The King of Limbs: Live From the Basement," which will air on BBC Worldwide July 1. "Live from the Basement" features the Oxford quintet performing "The King of Limbs" live for the first time, and the filming reunited them with longtime collaborators Nigel Godrich (often dubbed Radiohead's "sixth member"), Grant Gee (who filmed Radiohead doc "Meeting People Is Easy"), and Dilly Gent (the band's trusted music video director).
While "Staircase" didn't find its way onto "The King of Limbs," the song would fit in well on the ambient eight-song set.
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