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Radiohead: Lotus Flower video

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Posted by Mark Sinclair, 18 February 2011, 13:48    Permalink    Comments (21)

Accompanying the news that Radiohead's new album, The King of Limbs, is actually available to download from today instead of tomorrow, a video for new single Lotus Flower appeared on the band's YouTube channel earlier...

The video, directed by Garth Jennings, features a lone Thom Yorke dancing his little self around, complete with that archetype of jazz and tap, a bowler hat. His jerky, twitchy moves were choreographed by Wayne McGregor. The director of photography on the film was Nick Wood.

The track, incidentally, sounds a bit like a not-so-fired up Idiotheque from Kid A.

More on the new album at


love to see him dancing it has so much charm in the video
2011-02-18 16:46:34

love the dancing the boys have done it again amazing
rob beldham
2011-02-19 11:20:36

The song is beautiful, and the dancing is amazing, but I find they distract from one another.
2011-02-19 15:01:19

Nahhhh, this version is much better:
2011-02-19 19:42:01

now theres a band who's no longer relevant. The video is boring because his strange character simply doesn't have the gravity to pull anymore
2011-02-20 11:20:57

Some resemblance to this?....
2011-02-21 09:34:14

What a creep, what a weirdo..
Graphic Design Manchester
2011-02-21 13:01:27

If Radiohead aren't relevant i'd love to know a band that are
Ian C
2011-02-21 13:01:49

Oh man - Seriously - That's what I look like when I'm off my head. Even the eyes!!
2011-02-21 13:41:04

OK, so maybe I shouldn't be even mentioning Roland's jig in Tears For Fears Mad, Mad World vid...

Nice bloke mind, shared a train ride and iPad recently.
2011-02-21 16:03:17

The new Radiohead album makes everything else coming out irrelevant.
2011-02-22 09:38:18

2011-02-22 13:28:50

I don't agree with those saying that the video and track are at odds with one another, I think we are looking at an effective marriage of their "Bends" era and progressive recent work. And you can't beat the Charlie Chaplin touch!
pickle design
2011-02-22 14:59:30

Frank Gallagher? Shameless?
Jack Wild
2011-02-22 15:03:25

After the vapid shenanigans of all those talentless pop and urban music cretins at The Brits, with all their sound and fury, signifying nothing, here's a band that exist on a different sphere of music altogether. Radiohead knock everything else into Thom Yorke's cocked hat. 'Nuff said....
Martin Greaves
2011-02-22 17:49:21

I just love to see Thom dance. Great vibrance.
Stefano Moro
2011-02-23 20:47:04

radiohead are so good at change and versatility
Hali Olalemi
2011-02-24 00:10:56

@ Ian C:

Radiohead are yesteryear, the kids dont care and Creep is overplayed. Younger and newer acts from labels like Warp and XL have far more relevance - incorporating grime and other fellow youthful stars. I agree the old boys are legends and will never be ignored but, well... bit like U2 headlining Glasto - not arsed. Playing the music industry and rewriting the rule books when it comes to releasing music and who says what, is over - its all down to superb live shows because theres no classic MTV, Top Of The Pops or The Chart Show, online videos are slow and usually nested between a rainbow of adverts.... so following that video, listening to the new album and judging by current performances...... theres a band thats no longer relevant.
2011-02-25 14:46:07

Is any band relevant? Surely a band is only ever relevant to the people who like them and not to those who don't. If you only listen to music you deem relevant then you don't actually have ant taste and purely follow other people's perception of what is cool. I like Sam Cooke but I guess he must be irrelevant having been dead a while. Whilst I like some of what Radiohead do they are not a band I've spent much time listening to. I quite like both this song and video but is it relevant though? To what? Just keep buying what the media tells you to and never discover anything on your own by it's own merits.
2011-02-27 13:43:04

This is so endearing
2011-03-03 19:50:16

Never a great Radiohead fan but I love this. The song and the vid. First watched after a few Vodka and Um Bongos in Villamora March 2011. Class.
Neil Robins
2012-07-07 19:20:38

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