Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke



Thomas Edward Yorke (born 7 October 1968) is an English musician and composer best known as the singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead. A multi-instrumentalist, Yorke mainly plays guitar and piano and works extensively with synthesisers, sequencers and programming. He is known for his falsetto vocals; in 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him the 66th greatest singer of all time.

Yorke was born in 1968 in Northamptonshire. His family moved often before settling in Oxfordshire, where Yorke attended Abingdon School and formed Radiohead with his schoolmates. After he graduated from the University of Exeter, Radiohead signed to Parlophone; their early hit "Creep" made Yorke a celebrity, and Radiohead have gone on to achieve critical acclaim and sales of over 30 million albums. Their fourth album, Kid A (2000), saw Yorke and the band move into electronic music, often manipulating his vocals.

In 2006, Yorke released his debut solo album, The Eraser, comprising mainly electronic music. In 2009, to perform The Eraser live, 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. In 2014, Yorke released his second solo album, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes. He has collaborated with artists including Björk, Flying Lotus and PJ Harvey, and has composed soundtracks for film and theatre. With artist Stanley Donwood, he creates artwork for Radiohead albums.

Yorke has been critical of the music industry, particularly of major labels and streaming services such as Spotify, which he believes cannot support new music. With Radiohead and his solo work he has pioneered alternative music release platforms such as pay-what-you-want and BitTorrent. He is an activist on behalf of human rights, environmental, and anti-war causes, and his lyrics sometimes incorporate political themes.



YouWouldn'tLikeMeWhenI'mAngry is a song by musical artist Thom Yorke, released on December 8, 2017.
The Eraser
The Eraser is the debut solo album by Thom Yorke of the English alternative rock band Radiohead, released on 10 July 2006 on the independent label XL Recordings.
Atoms for Peace

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Radiohead's Thom Yorke Escapes The Hype In Superb Solo Show
  –  December 16, 2017
Thinking about the difference between seeing Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke solo Tuesday night at L.A.’s intimate ... the filth and more of the famed trappings of the Deadhead lifestyle. The music didn’t matter, the show was abysmal.
Nine Inch Nails, Thom Yorke, Solange to headline 2017 Day for Night line-up
  –  December 15, 2017
HOUSTON – Day for Night is excited to announce its 2017 line-up, including headliners Nine Inch Nails, Thom Yorke, Solange ... a unique experience — an art exhibition, weekend-long music festival, and cultural symposium all in one.
Radiohead's Thom Yorke Debuts New Music At Solo Show
  –  December 15, 2017
( Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke debuted new music during a rare solo show that he performed in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (December 12th). Yorke performed at the Fonda Theater with longtime Radiohead producer, Nigel Godrich. The set-list was ...
Watch Thom Yorke Debut a Dreamy New Song, "I’m a Very Rude Person”
  –  December 15, 2017
On Tuesday night, Thom Yorke played a solo show at the Fonda Theatre in Los ... In 2013, after he and longtime collaborator Nigel Godrich pulled their music from the service, Yorke famously likened Spotify to “the last desperate fart of a dying corpse ...
WATCH: Thom Yorke Debuts New Song ‘I’m a Very Rude Person’ Plus Unreleased Tracks
  –  December 14, 2017
Thom Yorke, frontman of Radiohead ... Yorke, who has never been shy about his feelings toward music streaming services, had previously called Spotify "the last desperate fart of a dying corpse," in addition to pulling off their music from Spotify library ...
Thom Yorke Paves the Future of Live Electronic Music at the Fonda
  –  December 14, 2017
News just broke that Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame 2018 nominees have just been elected, and Radiohead didn’t make the cut. Bon Jovi did, however. It’s shocking and frankly an embarrassment, but anyone who was at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood Tuesday ...
Thom Yorke kicks off solo tour by debuting new music
  –  December 14, 2017
The 49-year-old rocker performed at Los Angeles' The Fonda Theatre on Tuesday (12Dec17), and a video posted on YouTube shows Thom premiering a track called I'm a Very Rude Person. In the clip Yorke sings the lyrics, "I have to find my way to escape" and ...
In rare solo set, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke dances like no one is watching
  –  December 14, 2017
Thom Yorke playing the Fox Theater in Oakland ... appears blissfully lost in the synthetic gurgles and rib tickling dance music beats that envelope his lanky silhouette through the late-night two-hour set. Yorke is in the middle of a very brief tour ...
Watch Thom Yorke play new music at Los Angeles solo show
  –  December 14, 2017
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke played a rare solo show in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, performing some new and unreleased material. Yorke played LA’s Fonda Theater and, as Consequence Of Sound report, his 15-song set featured new songs, unreleased music ...
Thom Yorke Debuts New Music at the Fonda in L.A.
  –  December 13, 2017
Thom Yorke premiered two new songs, “I’m a Very Rude Person” and “Saturdays,” Tuesday night during a short but vibrant concert in Los Angeles. The frisky new tracks, featuring producer Nigel Godrich on bass, popped up halfway during his 15-song ...
Thom Yorke Does Not Need Radiohead To Be Brilliant
  –  December 13, 2017
Over the weekend, Thom Yorke attended the Star Wars premiere and posed with the ... particularly as he’s become one of the most obsessed over figures in contemporary music. Sure, he’s the frontman to the legendary rock group Radiohead, but there ...
Pic: Radiohead's Thom Yorke became BFFs with Star Wars' BB-8 at The Last Jedi premiere
  –  December 12, 2017
Noel Gallagher can say whatever he likes about Radiohead's music, but he can't pull off posing with a Star Wars character like Thom Yorke can. To give him credit, he really committed to the photo op - getting down to the droid's level, having a cross ...
Your Week in Culture: Thom Yorke, JCVD, ‘The Ballad of Lefty Brown’
  –  December 10, 2017
In an era glutted with music festivals big and small ... lineup of performers and its kaleidoscopic visual art installations. A rare solo set by Thom Yorke of Radiohead is among this year’s main attractions. Other notable acts — on four stages in ...
Thom Yorke’s Solo Catalog Is Now Available on Spotify
  –  December 8, 2017
Thom Yorke’s feelings toward Spotify have never been congenial, exactly. In a 2013 interview with Mexico’s after pulling his music from the streaming service, the Radiohead frontman spoke of Spotify as something musicians “need to ...
Thom Yorke, Who Once Called Spotify ‘the Last Desperate Fart of a Dying Corpse,’ Released His Music on Spotify
  –  December 8, 2017
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