Philip Selway

  • 20 September 2010

Occupation

Musician

Radiohead's Philip Selway Wants Answers On Tragic Stage Collapse

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 19 July 2018

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The band are back in Toronto six years after their drum technician died there.

Just over six years following the tragic death of a drum technician from a collapsed stage roof, Radiohead return to the city of Toronto this week on their latest North American tour. But not without reflecting on that fatal accident. Philip Selway gave a TV interview about how the incident has affected the group to this day.

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On June 16th 2012, the roof of a temporary stage built at Toronto's Downsview Park collapsed an hour before Radiohead's final concert of their tour, tragically killing their drum technician Scott Johnson and injuring three other road crew members.

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Radiohead Star Philip Selway Plays Beatles With Ringo Starr

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 17 November 2017

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The pair united for 'With a Little Help From My Friends'.

Radiohead's Philip Selway and Ringo Starr has got to be one of the coolest live collaborations this year - and there have been quite a few. They performed a rendition of 'With a Little Help From My Friends' during Ringo's New York show earlier this week.

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The drummer and the former Beatle united for a performance of the 1967 Beatles number from their 'Yellow Submarine' album on Wednesday night (November 15th 2017) at the Beacon Theatre in New York City as part of the Ringo Starr All Starr Band tour dates.

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Radiohead Defend Israel Gig

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 22 August 2017

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Radiohead's Philip Selway thinks it was the ''right decision'' to play their controversial Israel gig last month.

Radiohead's Philip Selway thinks it was the ''right decision'' to play their controversial Israel gig last month.

The 'Creep' rockers came under fire from a number of famous faces for going ahead with their planned show in Tel Aviv on July 19, but the band's drummer Philip has said he still believes the group did the right thing in their decision not to pull out of the gig.

Asked whether he felt like the band had burned bridges by playing the show, he said: ''I honestly don't know. That wouldn't have been the basis to make our decision to play there. You know, I think we stand by what we have said and that feels like the right decision.''

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From Steely Dan To Raekwon And Ghostface Killah: Who's Been Announced For Coachella 2015?

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 07 January 2015

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Coachella 2015 brings some fantastic artists - new and old - to Indio, California.

It's that time of year again as the full line-up announcement for Coachella 2015 arrives following some spectacular headliners: AC/DC, Jack White and Drake will all top the bills at the two-weekend event in April.

Well known for its diverse collection of rock, pop, electronic, hip hop and indie artists from around the world, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is yet again set to arrive at the Empire Polo Club fields in Indio, California. Kicking off with the first event from Friday April 10th - 12th, the festival will repeat the following week from April 17th - 19th.

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Philip Selway - Weatherhouse Album Review

By Lauren James in Music Reviews on 26 September 2014

As the least recognisable member of Radiohead, Phil Selway has managed to avoid the spotlight for a lot longer than his more prominent bandmates. Hidden away behind a drumkit, the serious sticksman was the heard, but rarely seen, heartbeat of the group - until recently. The world became a slightly better place the day Selway decided he'd have a go at making music of his own, releasing 'Familial' in 2010, and now 'Weatherhouse'.

First track 'Coming Up For Air' is startlingly Thom Yorke-like, with Selway's voice even taking on the frontman's trademark tired drawl above offbeat rhythms and ominous synths that could have been lifted straight from 'The King of Limbs'. Selway's solo debut was so beautifully personal, fragile and simple that to have shifted to this more alienated, vague world feels like a loss.

'Around Again' certainly captures the eye-prickling, faraway sadness of 'Amnesiac', but the vocals are crystal clear and hopeful, before we're right back in 'By Some Miracle' territory with the gently-picked acoustic lullaby 'Don't Go Now'. "Don't go now, stay close, be with me", he pleads in the drum-less track alongside wavering melodies. Similarly, on 'Drawn to the Light', the rhythm section consists of light glockenspiel taps bobbing under the same subdued, cinematic strings, allowing the delicate vocals to float through.

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UK Album Releases, October 22, 2012: Taylor Swift, Swedish House Mafia, Dappy, Kate Rusby

By Hayley Avron in Music / Festivals on 22 October 2012

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It’s a mixed bag for UK albums, as the release schedule starts to slow in preparation for the big race for the Christmas sales market. This week, Jake Bugg toppled Mumford & Sons from what looked to be a pretty comfortable reign at the top of the albums chart. But can he stay there for a second week or do any of this week’s releases have what to takes to shift him?

The strongest competition for Jake will be coming from across the pond, in the shape of the fourth studio album from Taylor Swift entitled Red.

She performed on the X Factor results show here last weekend and her last album, 2010’s Speak Now reached number six. Her profile has increased considerably since then, though – thanks in no small part to her contribution to the Hunger Games soundtrack. If anyone can shift Bugg from the top spot, we reckon it’s Taylor.

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