Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood have formed a new project called the Smile. Joining them in the group, which is named after a Ted Hughes poem, are longtime producer Nigel Godrich and drummer Tom Skinner (who plays in Sons of Kemet and other groups including solo project Hello Skinny). The quartet will make its debut and perform new music today (May 22) during the ticketed Glastonbury livestream event Live at Worthy Farm, which will also feature performances by Coldplay, Damon Albarn, HAIM, and more. The five-hour livestream begins at 7 pm BST (2 pm ET), and The Smile is set to perform at 11 pm BST (6 pm ST).
“We’re truly honoured that Thom and Jonny have chosen our livestream event to premiere their brand new project, The Smile,” Glastonbury co-organizer Emily Eavis said in a statement. “Sadly, we are all unable to gather together at Worthy Farm, but alongside sets from other wonderful performers, this has all the makings of a special Glastonbury moment—and one we can broadcast to the world.”
@thesmiletheband @glastonbury https://t.co/S6xYlzAsNF pic.twitter.com/6sBdLBIdSs
— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) May 22, 2021
Our #LiveAtWorthyFarm SPECIAL GUESTS!
Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood & Tom Skinner – aka The Smile – with their debut performance as part of our 5-hour global livestream.
Tonight from 7pm BST (timed worldwide & Sunday screenings also available).
Tickets: https://t.co/QTGMwcTlhK pic.twitter.com/WYtubXEq7Z
— Glastonbury Festival (@glastonbury) May 22, 2021