Esteemed producer Nigel Godrich’s iconic From The Basement series is set to return to our screens, set to be made available on a televised streaming service for the first time.
Originally aired between 2006 and 2009, before being repeated intermittently on Sky Arts, the live music series saw The White Stripes and Thom Yorke and others play now-legendary sets.
Subsequently, Radiohead and The White Stripes’ sets From The Basement have already been made available to stream. But now, Godrich has partnered with the carefully curated channel The Coda Collection to make the series available to watch online via a paid streaming service.
The iconic series will be available to watch as part of The Coda Collection in the US on Amazon Prime. However, a UK date is yet to be revealed. All of the series’ historical sets from acts such as Sonic Youth, The Fall, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Iggy and The Stooges will be uploaded.
“I have very mixed feelings about YouTube and streaming generally,” Godrich told Pitchfork about From The Basement joining the paid service. “When we first started talking about From the Basement in earnest, there was this idea that it’d be an internet-based thing—but this was in 2003, and it wasn’t technically possible.”
He continued: “Now, the internet is completely flooded by video content because anyone can do it. So when you get an offer from a larger entity with a proper platform, that’s very appealing.”
Godrich has also excited fans of the groundbreaking series as he confirmed that there are plans to revive the series in the future: “It generally starts with friends, and then you think about things that would work really well in the format.”
He remained coy about the matter: “I’m not 100 per cent sure what more I’m allowed to say. When I was looking through all the footage last year, I was reminded how fun it was. It’s really the most fun you can have in a recording studio.”
Godrich caused headlines again last month when he confirmed that the mysterious side project of Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner, The Smile, had finished their debut album.
Watch Radiohead’s iconic In Rainbows set, below.