Radiohead mystery may be publicity stunt

Radiohead has disappeared — from the internet, that is.

With no explanation, all of the postings on the UK band’s Twitter and Facebook accounts had been deleted, and its website had gone completely white. 

Postings on frontman Thom Yorke’s Twitter account had disappeared as well.

Radiohead’s disappearance from the web may have something to do with the group’s forthcoming as-yet untitled album, which does not yet have a release date but is rumoured to be coming out in the first half of this year.

The act’s last album, The King of Limbs, arrived in 2011. 

On Saturday, some of the band’s UK fans received mysterious leaflets in the mail which featured an abstract artwork and an embossed Radiohead logo. 

“Sing the song of sixpence that goes Burn the Witch,” read the leaflet, “We know where you live.”

Radiohead fans who had previously made orders from the band posted pictures of the mysterious leaflet on their social media accounts. 

“Burn the Witch” refers to an unreleased Radiohead song that dates back about 13 years. 

Meanwhile, the band will embark on a tour in late May, with appearances set for several major US music festivals, including Lollapalooza and Outside Lands.


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