On Sunday (May 1), with no explanation, all of the postings on the U.K. band’s Twitter and Facebook accounts had been deleted, and its website had gone completely white. Postings on frontman Thom Yorke’s Twitter account had disappeared as well.
Radiohead Fans Receive Mysterious 'Burn the Witch' Leaflets Ahead of New Album
It’s likely that Radiohead’s disappearance from the web could have something to do with the group’s forthcoming as-yet untitled album, which does not yet have a release date but is rumored to come out in the first half of 2016. The act's last album, The King of Limbs, arrived in 2011.
On Saturday, some of the band’s U.K. fans received mysterious leaflets in the mail from the enigmatic band. "Sing the song of sixpence that goes 'Burn the witch,'" read the leaflet, which featured oily artwork and an embossed Radiohead logo. "We know where you live.”
Radiohead Album Sounds 'Like Nothing You've Ever Heard,' Management Partner Says
Radiohead fans who had previously made orders from the band posted the mysterious leaflet on their social media accounts. “Burn the Witch” refers to an unreleased Radiohead song that dates back about 13 years.
Meanwhile, the band will embark on a tour in late May, with appearances set for several major U.S. music festivals, including Lollapalooza and Outside Lands.