This week, there was yet another rumour about the 80s legends The Smiths’ reforming this year which seems to first have appeared on music-news.com.
On Thursday, they published a story reading: “Music-News.com has learnt that one of the greatest bands the world has ever known are to reform. The Smiths, widely regarded as THE seminal British band, are to throw their differences aside and return to the live stage this autumn.The legendary songwriting partnership comprising of musical luminaries Morrissey and Marr are set to make a return after finding common ground.”
Music-News.com have since added a disclaimer in the article reading: “Since we published this article earlier today, denial of this reformation has been rife.”
In response to the article on music-news.com, some of The Smiths band members immediately shot down the rumours. Mike Joyce, former drummer, issued a direct statement saying “after today’s reports of The Smiths reforming I can confirm that they are NOT” and clearly stated “It’s not happening, folks.”
Guitarist Johnny Marr said, “Once again the rumours of a Smiths reunion are untrue. It’s not happening.”
SBTRKT will release a new 12″ on May 8th through XL for his track ‘Hold On’ featuring a remix by mystery remixer SiSi BakBak which is rumoured to in fact be Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke. The digital version will be out this coming Monday. A Beggars Group publicist could not confirm that Sisi BakBak is in fact the Radiohead frontman.
So is the rumour in fact true? Here’s the evidence for you to ponder…
KEXP 90.3 FM host Cheryl Waters claimed that the remix was by someone who will play Seattle’s Key Arena in April, and Radiohead is playing the venue on April 9.
Rob da Bank from the BBC tweeted, “listening to the thom yorke mix of @SBTRKT for the 18th time…unbeatable!”
SBTRKT remixed Radiohead on TKOL RMX 1234567, and could Thom Yorke be returning the favour?
The track sounds kind of like Kid A-era Radiohead.
Take a listen decide for yourself – rumour or not?