The band tasted international fame with their third album "OK Computer", which successfully established Radiohead as one of the leading alternative rock acts of the 1990s.
After 23 highly creative and happy years, for various reasons we have gone our separate ways.Last August, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke issued a brief, simply worded statement, letting fans know that his 23-year relationship with partner Rachel Owen (which had produced two children) had come to an end.Charlotte Cripps meets him - Download three free tracks below! 'There's a lot of grimness out there," said the TV producer Daisy Goodwin earlier this week, complaining about the literary miserablism she'd encountered as the chair of this year's Orange Prize for Fiction jury. Pleasure does seem to have become a rather neglected element in publishing." By her account it had been a somewhat gloomy business doing the reading for the long list, finishing off one dispiriting account of human tragedy only to pick up another, un-mediated by jollity or lightness of tone. “Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief” also has not only the most outlandish title, but also sounds like an even more effective Bond theme than the brilliant one they actually wrote (but which was rejected in favor of Sam Smith’s feeble effort).
Light-heartedness has never been a big Radiohead trait.Thanks to their tape, titled "Manic Hedgehog", that On a Friday caught the attention of recording company EMI who signed them to a six-album deal in 1991.The following year, the band changed their stage name into Radiohead.They afterwards added new members Phil Selway as drummer and Greenwood's younger brother, Jonny, as harmonica player, keyboardist and guitarist.By the time Yorke enrolled at University of Exeter, the group disbanded for a short period of time before reuniting and began recording a series of demo tapes.After almost a quarter of a century, the British quintet are still finding ways to push themselves forward as a band on this, their ninth full-length effort.