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Radiohead creep fans out by erasing their online presence and sending mysterious promo leaflets


By Rebecca Stewart, Trends Editor

May 2, 2016 | 4 min read

Radiohead have all but disappeared from the Internet, deleting all content from their website and removing every single post from their Twitter and Facebook pages – leading fans to speculate that the band is preparing to release their as-yet untitled ninth album. currently leads to a blank page, as does the UK version of the site. Meanwhile 12 million fans currently 'like' the rockers' barren Facebook page, and the band's Twitter feed, which has been active for six years now lies empty with the exception of a message saying @Radiohead hasn't tweeted yet.

Some fans awaiting the release of hotly-anticipated new album, which was rumoured to be released in June, have received mysterious direct mail from the group that reads: 'Sing a song of sixpence that goes burn the witch. We know where you live,' alongside the band's logo.

The alternative outfit has form for distributing its records in unusual ways. In 2011 its most recent title 'The King of Limbs' was given away with free Radiohead-themed newspapers, while four years earlier with 'In Rainbows', the band invited fans to download the album online at any cost, telling them to pay whichever price they thought fit in order to download the tracks. Meanwhile a Thom Yorke solo album was made available through Bittorrent. Frontman Thom Yorke also appears to have deleted his previous Twitter posts.

The PR stunt has left some fans suggesting some weird and wonderful ways Radiohead's latest album could be distributed.

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