Radiohead launched the 'Radiohead Public Library' and the fans are very excited

Carla Harmon
January 24, 2020

It's one of the better attempts at a digital archive for an artist that we've seen, and the addition of a downloadable library card that fans can customise with their own photo is a nice touch too.

On Twitter, the group writes: " has always been maddening and unpredictable". We have now made it predictably incredibly informative.

Fans can create their own library card and membership number, gaining access to the web resource which went live a few moments ago.

RPL additionally accommodates scanned newsletters, album art, and a retailer the place you will present dozens of outmoded Radiohead t-shirt designs - they'll commence shipping February third.

Starting January 20 (today) until January 24, each band member will also serve as a librarian for the day, curating a personal selection of the archive for visitors.

This story was first published on, "Radiohead launches "public library" of rare EPs." The band have also added a number of Radiohead rarities to streaming services: the band's 1992 debut, EP, Drill, the 2005 track "I Want None of This", originally from the charity compilation Help!: A Day in the Life, and the 2011 TKOL RMX 8 remix EP.

Radiohead is so loved that nearly everything related to the group's album releases, from b-sides and interviews to rare performances of unrecorded songs, is studied, collected and endlessly discussed by its most obsessed fans.

From a band that wiped their internet presence back in 2016 preceding the release of A Moon Shaped Pool, and then uploaded their entire discography to YouTube in 2018, it would be fair to say they've had a tumultuous relationship with the internet.

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