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Radiohead live review - The Roundhouse, London

Live Review

Venue: The Roundhouse, London

Radiohead return to London for the first time since 2012.

There’s a super-buzzy atmosphere at Radiohead’s first London shows in four years. Almost too buzzy. Certainly at the back of the venue there’s a lot of chatter, even – especially – when Thom Yorke and co come on, but this can perhaps be put down to excitement and a desire on the part of fans to offer live commentary on this most forensically scrutinised of modern rock bands.

There’s plenty to discuss. With A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead have regained the avant-rock high ground just as it seemed they were in danger of becoming superannuated. It leaves them as arguably the last experimental mainstream band standing. They’re a band with as much of a future as a past, a fact cemented by their ninth studio album. A Moon… exudes the calm confidence of a band who have found a way through to the next 25 years of their career.


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