Published Dec 22, 2011Last month, Radiohead fans were treated to a blast from the past when a pair of 1986 demo tracks emerged online. Now, the band's archives appear to have sprung another leak with arrival of what looks to be a previously unheard demo.
Nothing is known about the song officially, but according to YouTube user americathesn, it's called "How Do You Sit Still?" and it comes from The Bends era. At EaseWeb.com notes that the track title might actually be "Putting the Ketchup in the Fridge," and Seattle's 107.7 The End reports that it may have been leaked via an EMI employee.
One thing's for certain: this low-key rock ballad sounds a hell of a lot like mid-'90s-era Radiohead, and the singer sounds exactly like Thom Yorke. Beyond that, all bets are off.
UPDATE: We had our doubts, and sure enough, this track has turned out to be a fake. It's actually called "Sit Still" and it's a 2001 song by a Toronto songwriter named Christopher Stopa. Check out his Soundcloud page (where he has now posted the song), and go to CNN [via The Daily Swarm] to see him speak about the song (and notice that CNN uses some sreengrabs of this very page). Really, this doesn't change much, since the tune still sounds exactly like '90s-era Radiohead.