Eclectic musician and songwriter Thom Yorke – best known as the frontman for UK alternative legends Radiohead – played his first UK date of his latest solo tour at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, with co-collaborator Nigel Godrich and audiovisual composer Tarik Barri.
Opening act Oliver Coates – who worked with Radiohead on their latest LP ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ – set the stage at at 20:00 and treated the crowd at ‘Usher Hall’ with a beautiful set. The Radiohead frontman came on stage with his collaborators at 21:15, starting off with ‘Interference’, followed up with opening track ‘A Brain in a Bottle’ from his second solo album Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes. Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich created dynamic vibes with their lab-like approach to their synths, pianos and electric/bass guitars, whilst Tarik Barri can’t go unmentioned – his visuals on stage set the mood with each song. His interpretations of the songs were phenomenal, including depictions of stars shattering, dissolving mountains, different shapes morphing into different sizes set to the texturally complex music.