In March 2010 BBC Oxford’s local music show “Introducing…” celebrates its fifth birthday.
To mark the occasion the team have also decided to recreate Radiohead’s seminal album The Bends.
Their version, dubbed ‘Round The Bends’, is a loving reinterpretation of the classic record which is 15 years old in March.
The team have brought together their favourite acts to work their magic on these amazing Radiohead songs.
Each of the album tracks have been completely reinterpreted and as a whole stand together as a phenomenal homage to the original.
Local band Stornoway kick off proceedings with their version of Planet Telex. Stornoway are arguably the most successful local group of late having played at Radio 1′s Big Weekend, Glastonbury and on Jools Holland. They started the new year in The BBC’s Sound Of 2010 list.
Richard Walters and Little Fish have also given up time from their hectic international schedules to play tracks on the album.
‘Round The Bends’ also features various new exciting discoveries from the last 12 months, such as The Scholars, Spring Offensive and Ute.
The album was released on 4 March 2010 on iTunes. A total of 49p from every individual track downloaded and £4.90 from every album downloaded will benefit the BBC Children In Need Appeal, a company limited by guarantee. BBC Children in Need Appeal is a charity registered in England and Wales (802052) and Scotland (SC039557)’
The album launch gig took place on 6 March at the 02 Academy. More details can be found here.
‘Round the Bends’ tracklisting:
Stornoway ‘Planet Telex’, Ute ‘The Bends’, Jessie Grace ‘High and Dry’, We Aeronauts ‘Fake Plastic Trees’, Spring Offensive ‘Bones’, The Winchell Riots ‘Nice Dream’, Little Fish ‘Just’, The Scholars ‘My Iron Lung’, Richard Walters ‘Bulletproof… I Wish I Was’, The Family Machine ‘Black Star’, Alphabet Backwards ‘Sulk’, The Evenings ‘Street Spirit (Fade Out)’, BONUS TRACK Lee Christian ‘Talk Show Host’.
(via BBC Oxford)