Radiohead star debuts new songs at Latitude

RADIOHEAD's Thom Yorke played his first full-length solo concert to a rapt audience at the Latitude Festival today.

Jonathan Barnes

RADIOHEAD star Thom Yorke played his first full-length solo concert to a rapt audience at the Latitude Festival today.

Yorke was playing in the midday slot, which has become known as "the fourth headline slot" at the festival.

"I thought it was a nuts idea, that's why I did it," he told the crowd at Henham Park.


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Yorke came on stage in the bright midday sunshine and immediately hushed the roaring crowd. "There are people sleeping," he joked.

The set opened with The Eraser, the title track from Yorke's 2006 debut album, followed by a version of of the Radiohead track Weird Fishes/Arpeggi.

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Yorke used a grand piano, a synthesizer and both electric and acoustic guitars during the completely solo set, which included some ingenious live loops of guitar and his voice.

He treated the crowd to two new songs, while the biggest cheers were saved for Radiohead songs Everything In Its Right Place, Videotape, There There and set closer True Love Waits.

Yorke's full setlist was:

The Eraser

Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

Atoms for Peace

Harrowdown Hill

Follow Me Around

Everything in its Right Place

The Present Tense

Cymbal Rush

Black Swan

Videotape

ENCORE

There There

True Love Waits

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