The Daily Mail / Staircase

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"The Daily Mail" / "Staircase"
Single by Radiohead
from the album The King of Limbs: Live from the Basement
Released 19 December 2011
Format Download, vinyl
Recorded 2011
Genre Alternative rock, electronica
Length 8:08
Label Ticker Tape Ltd.
Producer(s) Radiohead, Nigel Godrich
Radiohead singles chronology
"Supercollider" / "The Butcher"
"The Daily Mail" / "Staircase"

"The Daily Mail" / "Staircase" is a 2011 single by the English alternative rock band Radiohead. It was released as a download on 19 December 2011 in WAV and MP3 formats.[1] Both tracks are taken from the live video The King of Limbs: Live from the Basement (2011),[2][3][4] and feature drummer and percussionist Clive Deamer of Get the Blessing.[5]

In an interview on BBC Radio 1, Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien explained that "The Daily Mail" had been "kicking around for at least six years"; when the band decided to perform the song for From the Basement, a final arrangement "came together within a week", featuring a brass section arranged by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood.[6] In an interview with BBC Radio 6 Music, O'Brien explained that Radiohead worked on "Staircase" before their eighth album The King of Limbs (2011), but the song did not progress beyond the demo stages until after the album's release.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Daily Mail"   3:37
2. "Staircase"   4:31
Total length:


Chart Position
UK Singles Chart[8] 71


  1. ^ "The King of Limbs". Retrieved December 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ Lee, Amy (December 19, 2011). "Radiohead's 'The Daily Mail' And 'Staircase' Off 'The King Of Limbs: From The Basement' (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Radiohead to release new singles The Daily Mail and Staircase". Metro. December 13, 2011. Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ Young, Alex (December 19, 2011). "Check Out: Radiohead – “The Daily Mail” + “Staircase” (studio versions)". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ Frith, Holly (December 20, 2011). "Radiohead unveil new tracks 'The Daily Mail' and 'Staircase' online - listen". Gigwise. Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ O'Brien, Ed (13 December 2011). Interview with Zane Lowe. Zane Lowe. BBC Radio 1.  Missing or empty |title= (help);
  7. ^ "Radiohead UK Arena Tour". BBC. December 14, 2011. Retrieved December 14, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Radiohead". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 21, 2013. 

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