Nadine O'Regan: Radiohead's new single is no Creep

Old hands run out of new tricks

8th May, 2016
Thom Yorke of Radiohead: ‘Abandon all reason. Avoid all eye contact. Do not react’ Picture: Getty

So, how they are sounding? Paranoid, for starters. Burn The Witch is a feat of anxious atmosphere, straight from a wind-rattled Wuthering Heights-style moor, ushered in by a fleet of wooden bows scraping against strings, and Thom Yorke warning about a “low-flying panic attack”. As a listening experience, the song blends opposites: it’s both soothing (Yorke’s voice is a warm, lullaby-like croon) and eerily percussive. Although drummer Phil Selway seems to be off making tea...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Private rental sector remains strong despite Covid-19

How the programme for government will shape housing

Insight Niall Byrne 9 months ago

Comment: US must defuse Covid-19’s ticking time bomb of debt

Insight Todd G Buchholz 10 months ago

Comment: The recovery will be more U than V-shaped

Insight Larry Hatheway 10 months ago