Radiohead released a new previously unreleased song online. ‘Staircase’ which comes from the same sessions as The King of Limbs, has been uploaded by the band to their Dead Air website section and comes as a bonus extra from the session they conducted for producer Nigel Godrich’s From The Basement project, which is a podcast turned TV show. Producing a similar session for 2008’s In Rainbows, the set will be broadcast internationally on July 1 via BBC Worldwide. With no live dates on the horizon, it’ll be fans’ first chance to see them perform material from The King of Limbs in a live setting.
Salim Mukaddam, VP Music Television at BBC Worldwide said of the project: “It is a real honour to be working with Radiohead on this project. Radiohead are a band that rarely performs for television, but when they do, it’s a moment to savour. There is already huge anticipation for this performance and we’re delighted that they’ve decided to work with us at BBC Worldwide, confirming our position as market leaders in music television. As a fan I cannot wait to see these beautiful songs brought to life in this programme.”
A spokesperson for Radiohead’s management said “This will be Radiohead’s first collaboration with BBC Worldwide and the band are excited at the prospect of having their first live performance of The King of Limbs broadcast around the world. The band will be filmed and recorded by the From The Basement team, which includes Nigel Godrich their long time producer, Dilly Gent ,who commissioned many of the memorable Radiohead videos and Grant Gee who filmed the Radiohead documentary Meeting People is Easy.” Check out the new song below.