Radiohead is a five-piece English band from Oxford, Oxfordshire. Though often classified as alternative rock, they have been influenced by a variety of genres.Radiohead are often praised as one of the most creative bands of their era, known for their multilayered songs and artistic evolution from album to album. They are seen by some to have maintained a spirit of musical and political independence despite recording for EMI, a major label. The band is currently operating without a record deal, successfully touring the world this summer and previewing new songs that they may release via the Internet only.
Formed by school friends in 1986, Radiohead did not release their first single until 1992. "Creep", from their debut album Pablo Honey (1993), became a worldwide hit as the grunge genre achieved its greatest popularity. While initially branded as a one-hit wonder in the US, Radiohead caught on at home in the UK with their second album The Bends (1995), earning fans with their dense guitar atmospheres and frontman Thom Yorke's expressive singing. The band's third album OK Computer (1997) propelled them to greater attention, receiving ...
|Background||group or band|
|Origin||Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England|
|Genre||Alternative rock, Art rock, Electronic music, Experimental music|
|Years active||1991 – present|
|Current members|| Thom Yorke|