Radiohead release hacked OK Computer-era music following ransom demand

Thom Yorke performs

Thom Yorke performs

The content of the stolen discs is around 18 hours of unreleased recordings from the studio sessions that birthed the band's iconic 1997 album, OK Computer, and today Radiohead announced they are offering the entire collection after the hacker reportedly asked for $150,000 ransom to not share the recordings.

Radiohead have officially released 18 hours of material from the sessions for their legendary third album OK Computer.

The thief threatened to expose the songs unless the band forked out £150,000.

He said sales were in aid of the climate change activists who closed down parts of London in April as they demanded the United Kingdom moves to net zero carbon emissions by 2025. Releases all 18 themselves for £18 for 18 days with profits going to Extinction Rebellion.

What we do know is that the album consists of 18 tracks, most of which are around an hour long.

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Greenwood goes on to note the songs were "never intended for public consumption", although some pieces may sound familiar to fans who purchased the subsequent OK Computer reissue. Not a phone download.

Following last week's leaks, Radiohead have taken matters into their own hands.

Singer Thom Yorke added: "It's not v interesting".

"If you want it, you can buy the whole lot here". 18 minidisks for £18. As it's out there, it may as well be out there. "As it's out there, it may as well be out there until we all get bored and move on".

"Sending a massive thank you to Jonny Greenwood and Radiohead", wrote Extinction Rebellion on Twitter, posting a link to its website where supporters can learn about upcoming direct actions taking place all over the world.

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