Staircase

Album: Not Released on an Album (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This brooding electronic rocker was omitted from the final track listing of The King of Limbs, but was uploaded by Radiohead on their YouTube account shortly before it made TV debut on their BBC performance From The Basement on July 1, 2011.
  • There are two look-alike drummers featured on the video clip - Radiohead stickman Phil Selway is joined by British percussionist Clive Deamer, who is best known for his contributions to the Bristol based Trip Hop and Drum And Bass scenes, particularly Portishead and Roni Size and Reprazent. "You're not seeing double," Selway wrote. "The doppelganger drummers are myself and Clive Deamer. [He] has long been one of my favorite drummers."
  • The King of Limbs: Live From the Basement concert was aired online and on a number of channels internationally, but didn't get transmitted in the UK after running into problems with its planned British distributor BBC Worldwide.
  • Radiohead played the song on the first episode of the thirty-seventh season of Saturday Night Live, which was broadcast on September 24, 2011.

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