'Staircase' on 'SNL'

Radiohead turned up on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live this weekend to perform "Lotus Flower" from their most recent album, The King of Limbs, and an as-yet-unreleased number called "Staircase." In this clip, the band perform the latter with guest percussionist Clive Deamer, who has previously worked with Robert Plant and Portishead. The song, which is built around a busy yet understated rhythm and an eerie synthesizer drone, might have been a bit too subtle for a big televised performance, but since when has Radiohead ever gone with the obvious, safe choice?

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