[thanks to Xavier]
For those who’d like to purchase the Eureka Street soundtrack (you know, the one where Ed played the guitars, etc…) but couldn’t find a place to purchase it from, Amazon.com has it now. Go and indulge.
[thanks to Todd]
Not much going on really. There is an interview with Stanley Donwood (Radiohead’s resident artist) in the online music magazine Jetlag (www.jetlagmag.com). There’s even four new images available to see!
Members of the band were spotted at this year’s Reading Festival. Enough said.
BBC has begun showing adverts for the new drama series Eureka Street. It’s starting on September 13th and will air twice a week. There was some music playing in the background, which was probably the Radiohead stuff (sounded like their music, well produced and varied). The series itself looks to be excellent as well, with a gritty feel and decent acting.
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According to an EMI spokesperson the new Radiohead album will have a totally new sound. Over 40 new songs are finished. Now it’s a matter of choosing the songs that will go onto the album and then finishing the production of them. Jonny has bought himself a new toy to play with in the studio: a sequencer. With this he’ll be able to produce even more odd noises than his guitar and organ would let him. Our sources at EMI also informed us that the soundtrack to the BBC series “Eureka Street” probably will not be released on the EMI label. That said, they will pay attention to the soundtrack as it adds to the credibility of the band.
Some exciting news from nme.com:
RADIOHEAD have written the soundtrack to a new BBC drama series. The Oxford band have penned all the incidental music for the adaptation of prize-winning Irish author Robert McLiam Wilson’s 1997 Eureka Street: A Novel Of Ireland Like No Other, a four-part series to be aired in September. The soundtrack is purely instrumental.
Although the band have donated previously recorded tunes to soundtracks before, most notably Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet, this is the first time they have written an original score.
The band agreed to get involved in the project because they are big fans of Wilson’s work, with guitarist Ed O’Brien in particular citing Eureka Street as one of his favourite novels.
“It’s a great book,” he said, “I was completely blown away by it.”
Wilson himself has also, rather obliquely, returned the compliment.
He said: “Their music cheers me up, oddly. I know it’s not meant to but it does.”
A spokeswoman told NME: “This is one of those things they just really wanted to do for themselves.”
The drama is set in present-day Belfast and revolves around the life of repoman Jake Jackson and his friends. Starring Dervla Kirwan and Vincent Regan, and directed by Adrian Shergold, noted for other TV dramas Holding On and Births, Marriages And Deaths, Eureka Street is the most expensive drama filmed in Northern Ireland. Radiohead are currently working in a studio in Gloucestershire, recording the follow-up to 1997’s ‘OK Computer’.