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Thom Yorke

About

Thomas Edward Yorke (born 7 October 1968) is an English musician and the main vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Radiohead. A multi-instrumentalist, he mainly plays guitar and keyboards and is noted for his falsetto. He has been described by Rolling Stone as one of the most influential singers of his generation.

Yorke formed Radiohead with schoolmates at Abingdon School in Oxfordshire, and studied at the University of Exeter. In 1991, Radiohead signed to Parlophone; their 1992 debut single, "Creep", made Yorke a celebrity, and Radiohead went on to achieve critical acclaim and sales of over 30 million albums. Yorke's early influences included alternative rock acts such as the Pixies and R.E.M; with Radiohead's fourth album, Kid A (2000), Yorke moved into electronic music, influenced by Warp acts such as Aphex Twin. With the artist Stanley Donwood, Yorke creates artwork for Radiohead albums and his other projects. He often incorporates "erratic" dancing into his performances.

Yorke's solo work comprises mainly electronic music. His debut solo album, The Eraser, was released in 2006. To perform it live, in 2009 he formed a new band, Atoms for Peace, with musicians including Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich; they released an album, Amok, in 2013. Yorke's second solo album, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, was released in 2014, followed by Anima in 2019. In 2021, Yorke debuted a new band, the Smile, with Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner; they released an album, A Light for Attracting Attention, in 2022. Yorke has collaborated with artists including PJ Harvey, Björk, Flying Lotus and Modeselektor, and has composed for film and theatre; his first feature film soundtrack, Suspiria, was released in October 2018.

Yorke is an activist on behalf of human rights, animal rights, environmental and anti-war causes, and his lyrics incorporate political themes. He has been critical of the music industry, particularly of major labels and streaming services such as Spotify. With Radiohead and his solo work, he has pioneered alternative release platforms such as pay-what-you-want and BitTorrent. Along with the other members of Radiohead, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019.

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July 14, 2022

Thom Yorke shares new version of Radiohead’s ‘Bloom’ for Greenpeace advert

It's part of Shark Week, a campaign that highlights the dangers of overfishing The post Thom Yorke shares new version of Radiohead’s ‘Bloom’ for Greenpeace advert appeared first on NME.

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July 13, 2022

Watch The Smile debut new song ‘Bending Hectic’ at Montreux Jazz Festival

Thom Yorke told the crowd that he'd written the lyrics for the seven-minute track "about half an hour ago" The post Watch The Smile debut new song ‘Bending Hectic’ at Montreux Jazz Festival appeared first on NME.

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July 10, 2022

Thom Yorke confirms new Smile music is in the works

The band released their debut album back in May The post Thom Yorke confirms new Smile music is in the works appeared first on NME.

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June 13, 2022

The Smile to Tour North America

The project from Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, with drummer Tom Skinner, has unveiled its first U.S. and Canadian dates

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May 26, 2022

Watch Radiohead side-project The Smile debut new track ‘Bodies Laughing’

"So, yesterday we wrote another new song," Thom Yorke told the crowd during a recent gig in Berlin The post Watch Radiohead side-project The Smile debut new track ‘Bodies Laughing’ appeared first on NME.

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May 16, 2022

Check out the full catalogue for Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood’s ‘Test Specimens’ art exhibition

The exhibition will open to the public in London later this month The post Check out the full catalogue for Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood’s ‘Test Specimens’ art exhibition appeared first on NME.

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May 12, 2022

Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood Go Off the Clock and Have a Good Time on the Smile’s Debut

Radiohead's songwriting nucleus team with jazz drummer Tom Skinner on 'A Light for Attracting Attention,' a lower-stakes, jammy album with some of their most straightforward songs in years

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May 12, 2022

The Smile: <em>A Light for Attracting Attention</em>

The debut from Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and drummer Tom Skinner’s new group is instantly, unmistakably the best album yet by a Radiohead side project.

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May 12, 2022

A Light for Attracting Attention

The debut album from Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and drummer Tom Skinner’s new group is instantly, unmistakably the best album yet by a Radiohead side project.

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April 29, 2022

Thom Yorke selects IDLES, Miles Davis and more for new Sonos mix

"Listening to music has changed for me recently, I find myself asking what is music or any art in such a time of death, violence and horror?" The post Thom Yorke selects IDLES, Miles Davis and more for new Sonos mix appeared first on NME.

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April 20, 2022

Radiohead Side Project the Smile Set Release Date for Debut LP ‘A Light for Attracting Attention’

Trio of Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and Tom Skinner share new single "Free in the Knowledge" ahead of album's May 13 digital release

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April 20, 2022

The Smile Detail Debut Album, Share New “Free in the Knowledge” Video: Watch

Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and Tom Skinner’s new album A Light for Attracting Attention is out May 13

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April 20, 2022

The Smile announce debut album ‘A Light For Attracting Attention’

The group led by Thom Yorke have previewed the album with another new track, 'Free In The Knowledge' The post The Smile announce debut album ‘A Light For Attracting Attention’ appeared first on NME.

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April 16, 2022

Thom Yorke says The Smile’s debut album is “pretty much done”

The band recently shared fourth single 'Pana-vision', and are heading out on a UK and European tour this summer The post Thom Yorke says The Smile’s debut album is “pretty much done” appeared first on NME.

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April 10, 2022

See Thom Yorke Break Out Radiohead Rarities at Solo Acoustic Concert

Singer mines his entire catalog for obscure songs like "These Are My Twisted Words" and new arrangements ("Idioteque") at Switzerland gig

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April 10, 2022

Watch Thom Yorke perform Radiohead and The Smile tracks solo for first time

He also gave a solo live debut to 'Rabbit In Your Headlights', his 1998 collaboration with UNKLE The post Watch Thom Yorke perform Radiohead and The Smile tracks solo for first time appeared first on NME.

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April 4, 2022

Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood announce ‘Test Specimens’ art exhibition

The event will showcase 60 works that the pair created at the turn of the millennium The post Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood announce ‘Test Specimens’ art exhibition appeared first on NME.

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April 3, 2022

The Smile Share New Song “Pana-vision”: Listen

Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and Tom Skinner’s contribution to the Peaky Blinders finale

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April 3, 2022

Radiohead Side Project the Smile Debut New Song ‘Pana-vision’ in Final ‘Peaky Blinders’ Episode

Thom Yorke also contributes new instrumental "That's How Horses Are" in series finale Sunday

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April 3, 2022

Thom Yorke shares new single ‘That’s How Horses Are’

His second song for the final season of 'Peaky Blinders' The post Thom Yorke shares new single ‘That’s How Horses Are’ appeared first on NME.

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April 2, 2022

Thom Yorke Shares New Song “That’s How Horses Are”: Listen

Another track for the final season of Peaky Blinders

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March 25, 2022

Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood once dissected Kraftwerk’s ‘Computer World’ in front of the band

They also discussed how Stanley Kubrick influenced their music The post Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood once dissected Kraftwerk’s ‘Computer World’ in front of the band appeared first on NME.

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March 17, 2022

The Smile Unearth Unreleased Radiohead Gem ‘Skrting on the Surface’ for New Single

Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood dust off and brighten up lost track for side project

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March 17, 2022

The Smile Share Video for New Song “Skrting on the Surface”: Watch

Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and Tom Skinner’s latest single after “The Smoke” and “You Will Never Work in Television Again”

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March 15, 2022

Thom Yorke surprise-releases cinematic new piano ballad, ‘5.17’

Bereft of any pre-release marketing, comes Thom Yorke's brand new piano ballad via Unsustainabubble Ltd. Stream '5.17' here. The post Thom Yorke surprise-releases cinematic new piano ballad, ‘5.17’ appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

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March 13, 2022

Listen to Thom Yorke’s haunting new song ‘5.17’, written for ‘Peaky Blinders’

Another new track written for the show's sixth season, called 'That’s How Horses Are', is seemingly arriving in early April The post Listen to Thom Yorke’s haunting new song ‘5.17’, written for ‘Peaky Blinders’ appeared first on NME.

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March 13, 2022

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Drops Surprise New Solo Song ‘5.17’

Singer unveils new ballad - rumored for Peaky Blinders - amid lead-up to side project The Smile

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March 13, 2022

Thom Yorke Releases New Solo Song “5.17”: Listen

The track was written for the British drama series Peaky Blinders

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February 24, 2022

Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood have written original music for the new ‘Peaky Blinders’ season

The show's creators tell us about the Radiohead bandmates' new tracks, as well as Anna Calvi teaming up with Nick Launay for the score The post Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood have written original music for the new ‘Peaky Blinders’ season appeared first on NME.

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February 1, 2022

Radiohead side-project The Smile announce UK and European tour

Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and Tom Skinner hit the road this spring The post Radiohead side-project The Smile announce UK and European tour appeared first on NME.

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Discs

5.17 / That's How Horses Are

April 3, 2022

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5.17

March 13, 2022

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Gazzillion Ear (Thom Yorke Man on Fire Remix)

August 12, 2021

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Creep (Very 2021 Rmx)

July 13, 2021

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Her Revolution / His Rope

December 11, 2020

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Daily Battles (From Motherless Brooklyn: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

August 21, 2019

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Not the News Rmx

August 2, 2019

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ANIMA

June 27, 2019

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Suspiria Unreleased Material

February 22, 2019

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Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film)

October 26, 2018

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I Might Be Wrong

March 8, 2018

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YouWouldn'tLikeMeWhenI'mAngry

December 8, 2017

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Tomorrow's Modern Boxes

January 1, 2014

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This

May 11, 2012

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Shipwreck

November 4, 2011

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Hearing Damage

October 1, 2009

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FeelingPulledApartByHorses

January 1, 2009

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The Eraser Rmxs

February 10, 2008

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Spitting Feathers

August 21, 2006

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The Eraser

July 10, 2006

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