Radiohead kicked off their 2012 world tour in Miami last night with a setlist heavy on recent material and oldies that fit in comfortably with the band’s turn toward chilly, poly-rhythmic electronica. Along with two new non-album songs first performed last year, “Staircase” and “The Daily Mail,” the band debuted two even newer tunes at the show, “Identikit” and “Cut a Hole.”
“Identikit,” which you can hear in this clip, has the band continuing with the blend of cool electronic textures and delicate interlocking rhythms of last year’s The King of Limbs. Thom Yorke’s vocal is just a bit warmer, though, particularly as he repeats the line “I don’t want to know.”
“Cut a Hole,” like “Nude” before it, is the band’s version of a slow jam, with 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 last night.