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Via ateaseweb I found that Thom Yorke played a solo set recently at the Latitude Festival in the UK (is there anything better than a rock festival that has on it’s agenda “Afternoon Tea…” with various notables? send me back to England ASAP!). Set list below (note the classic Thom Yorke asides kindly transcribed by the ateaseweb team), as well as video of Thom singing a brand new song (!!!!!!!!!!!!) called “Present Tense,” along with  “Videotape” (one of my personal favorites) and “Harrowdown Hill”/”Follow Me Around” (that ever unreleased track only found on Meeting People Is Easy). For more on what happened, as well as more video, click here.

Oh, yeah, and there’s a new song for download “Harry Patch (In Memory Of),” with proceeds going to the Royal British Legion. Harry Patch, for those who are not aware, was the last WWI veteran to pass away. He was one hundred thirteen years old. In an NME interview regarding the tribute song Yorke stated, “It would be very easy for our generation to forget the true horror of war, without the likes of Harry to remind us. I hope we do not forget.” Well said, Thom. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it [Santayana].

Latitude Festival Setlist:

01 The Eraser
02 Weird Fishes/Argpeggi
03 Atoms For Peace
04 Harrowdown Hill (at the end of the song: “I’ll Be Your Bitch”)
05 Follow Me Around (”One that’s on the shelf and never made it off. Did you like that? Good! It’s on YouTube now”)
06 Everything In Its Right Place
07 The Present Tense (”A New song, so you know, go for a piss”)
08 Cymbal Rush
09 Black Swan (Not too confident about his guitar loops: “It’ll be a miracle if this works”
10 Videotape

Encore:
11 There There (”Anyone see Grace Jones? I want those costume changes. G-string. Is that a good idea?”)
12 True Love Waits (”This is another song that fell off the shelf once…and it’s still there”)

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