(Trailer from From The Basement)
From The Basement is a music series that features the most intimate live performances from the finest musicians on the planet.
From The Basement sets a new standard for music TV production. The show is beautifully filmed in high-definition at Maida Vale studios in London with the live sound by producer Nigel Godrich. From The Basement has no host and no studio audience, instead the artist and their performance take centre stage.
The first episode is very special. From The Basement launches with Thom Yorke on the piano exclusively performing songs from the new Radiohead album, alongside incredible performances from The White Stripes and an improvised collaboration between Four Tet’s Kieran Hebden and genius drummer Steve Reid.
Each episode’s performances will be available via download only to allow repeated viewings. Downloads are available right here and from iTunes.
From The Basement launches on the 18th December.
I'm very excited about the launch of this Nigel Godrich project not only because I wish I was Nigel Godrich but because the first episode will include 2 new songs from Radiohead which were 2 of my favorites on the last tour ('Down Is The New Up' and 'Videotape'). That and I'm also a fan of FourTet (Kieran Hebden).
Radiohead - Videotape (.mp3)
Radiohead - Down Is The New Up (.mp3)