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Radiohead have broken their social media silence

03 May 2016, 08:16 | Written by Laurence Day
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Radiohead have broken their social media silence with a new post on Instagram - but what does it mean?

Update 3/5 12:03pm:

Radiohead have shared a new teaser on Instagram and their Dead Air Space site, with some stop-motion figures performing around a woman (a witch?) tied to a stake. There's some chirpy music that goes with it too - is it from Radiohead? Who knows.

A video posted by Radiohead (@radiohead) on May 3, 2016 at 4:00am PDT

Original Story:

Over the weekend, the enigmatic outfit slowly faded away their online presence until very little official sources remained. By Sunday evening, almost everything was gone - until now.

Posted on their new-ish Instagram account is a brief animated clip of a bird chirping happily on a branch. Less ominous than their macabre 'Burn The Witch' flyer campaign, that's for sure.

So it's not the biggest of hints, but it does play into the band's Dawn Chorus theme - that's the name of their recently registered company they're using for commercial reasons. International Dawn Chorus Day was Sunday 1 May, so you'd've thought that would've been the perfect release date, but no. Nothing. They're just toying with as at this point, right?

Lots of things have been stirring in Camp Radiohead, such as new live shows being announced and their back catalogue switching hands, and many fans believe that new music will arrive sooner rather than later.

Radiohead's last live performance was in November 2012, but have been steadily filling their diary with a slew of festival dates. Radiohead are headlining Iceland's Summer Solstice, Primavera, OpenAir St. Gallen, Lollapalooza, and more this summer.

The band's long-awaited ninth record, the follow up to 2011's The King Of Limbs, is expected to arrive this year.

Check out the new Instagram clip below.

A video posted by Radiohead (@radiohead) on May 2, 2016 at 10:01pm PDT

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