We all have to start somewhere. The nucleus that creates any propulsion must thrust with enough force to create the reality of the vision. There, a little philosophical lingo. Now on to the news. Radiohead. I am certain that all you music fans know of the band. Did you know that it was smaller venue events that made the band? At least that’s what they are telling the world.
According to NME, Radiohead drummer Philip Selway has said how the band’s early days in smaller venues helped shape the group that we know today.
Selway returns as an ambassador for Independent Venue Week 2023, which runs through to February 5 and will mark the initiative’s 10th anniversary. More than 300 UK venues will host hundreds of gigs and events this week to celebrate and support the country’s independent live music spaces, as well as the people that own, run and work in them.
“It’s important to me on quite a few levels,” Selway told NME of IVW. “I was lucky enough to go out and make a documentary with Independent Venue Week back in 2019, and I visited venues that Radiohead played in the early days and that I played in for my solo stuff. Being able to engage with it on a wider level and with the community that comes with these venues, what goes in to making everything happen behind the scenes, and that sense of incredible passion and hard work that comes with a venue was an amazing experience.”
Radiohead have been around going on three decades.