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

"The Daily Mail" was written six years before the release. 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 guitarist Jonny Greenwood.[6] 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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