On Saturday 16th April I queued outside Rise records in Bristol and waited to get my hands on some new releases for Record Store Day. Amongst them was the new Radiohead release, of Supercollider and The Butcher. The tracks have now inevitably surfaced online and are available for the discerning ears of anybody and everybody.
Personally I quite like the tracks, which were recorded during the same sessions as tracks from The King of Limbs. The Butcher, especially, which has a scratch beat sounding all the more impressive on vinyl.
Ed O'Brien set the record straight about the tracks, and a rumoured King of Limbs extension, in an interview with BBC 6 Music:
"'The Butcher' is from The King of Limbs sessions. 'Supercollider' was recorded during that period and finished off after the album came out."
"There are songs that we have started, that we never finished, but there's not like seven or eight finished songs waiting in the wings to be released now, or in the autumn."