Radiohead guitarist, Ed O’Brien, has performed his first ever solo show as he prepares to release his eagerly anticipated debut album.
Stepping on to the stage at Toronto’s Great Hall on Friday, February 7th, O’Brien performed a set made up of nine tracks before returning to play a two-song encore.
The new album, called Earth will be the first album from the new O’Brien project called EOB and sees the Radiohead guitarist collaborate with some wonderful musicians. On stage with him, he introduced Hinako Omori, Ross Chapman, Dishan Abrahams, and Alvin Ford Jr. as part of his live band.
O’Brien said in a statement: “Here’s the album,” while confirming the record. “Thank you for waiting… it’s called Earth and it’s coming out on April 17 in time for Summer. Thank you to all the incredible musicians who helped me and the people who put it together in the studio… it was a proper journey getting here.”
Produced by Flood the album is set to feature Laura Marling, Portishead’s Adrian Utley, bassist Nathan East and Wilco’s Glenn Ktoche. With previous release ‘Brasil’ featuring Radiohead bandmate Colin Greenwood, and ambient number ‘Santa Teresa’ EOB could be set to have one of the best records of the year.
For now though, see some fan-shot footage of EOB live, below.