Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood have announced a new project called Smile. Also included are producer Nigel Godrich and drummer Tom Skinner (also known as Hello Skinny). The quartet will make their debut today (May 22nd) at the live stream event Live at Worthy Farm in Glastonbury. The live stream begins at 7:00 p.m. CET (2:00 p.m. East) and the smile is to be played at 11:00 p.m. CET (6:00 p.m. East).
The Smile take their recording from a poem by Ted Hughes. According to a press release, they will debut new, original music on Live at Worthy Farm. Emily Eavis, co-organizer of Glastonbury, said in a statement: “We are really honored that Thom and Jonny selected our livestream event to premiere their brand new project, The Smile. Unfortunately, we can’t all gather at Worthy Farm, but along with sets of other wonderful cast members, this has all the makings of a special Glastonbury moment – and one to send out into the world. “
The guys at Radiohead are no strangers to side projects. Thom Yorke founded Atoms for Peace in 2009 with Nigel Godrich, Flea, Joey Waronker and Mauro Refosco. In 2013 they released their AMOK debut. He also plays shows with his Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes band by Godrich and Tarik Barri.
While Jonny Greenwood doesn’t always name his collaborations, he often works with non-Radiohead musicians for his film scores and soundtracks. He also released Junun with Shye Ben Tzur and the Rajasthan Express in 2015.
Check out “Thom Yorke’s Story About Other People’s Songs” in the square.