Radiohead kicked off their 2012 world go round in the sunny city Miami on February 28, with a setlist heavy on up to date material and oldies that fit in at ease with the band's turn toward chilly, poly-rhythmic electronica. Not only those two fresh non-album songs which were first performed last year, ‘The Daily Mail’ and ‘Staircase,’ the band debuted two even newer tunes titled ‘Cut a Hole’ and ‘Identikit’ at Miami’s American Airlines Arena and the fans were given a treat to a stunning 24-song set.
In emblematic Radiohead style, this time too, the band had a handful surprises stocked up for their fans. Identikit, has the rock band continuing by way of the blend of cool electronic textures and delicate interlocking rhythms of The King of Limbs of last year. Thom Yorke's vocal is just a bit warmer, though, above all as he repeats the line ‘I don't want to know’.
Whereas, Cut a Hole, like ‘Nude’ before it, is the band's version of a slow jam, with Thom Yorke pushing his voice to its most feminine extremes as the band mixes hazy ambience with skeletal, slo-mo funk.
In addition to playing new songs, Radiohead also dusted off the instrumental OK Computer-era rarity ‘Meeting in the Aisle,’ which they had never performed in concert until that day. And Thom Yorke was dressed in a ponytail, so steel yourselves for those things to turn out to be cool all of a sudden.
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