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Radiohead to publish their own free newspaper

Following on from the digital-only release of their eighth album ‘The King of Limbs’, Radiohead are again challenging the way music is released by promoting the physical release of the album with a free publication, a tabloid newspaper called 'The Universal Sigh'.

According to the guardian the famously gloomy Oxford band have worked alongside artist Stanley Donwood in order ‘to produce a wholly undigital ink-and-paper handout', which will be distributed at 61 locations across the world. Whilst rumours of a free Radiohead newspaper had started to amass amongst fans in Greece, the launch of the official Universal Sigh website yesterday has confirmed the band’s typically trail-blazing plans.

Writing about his mystery project with Radiohead on his blog, Donwood posted the following: ‘My new project, possibly the most ambitious yet, is taking shape across the digital lines of communication. This new project will, if everything goes to plan, involve many major cities of the world. I feel a little like a Bond villain, hiding from the world in this hilltop fastness, with lists of capital cities taped to the walls of my lair, scrumpled versions of my plans littering the metal floor’.

Both ‘The King of Limbs’ and ‘The Universal Sigh’ will be available to touch and hold on Monday 28th March. Except if you live in North America, in which case you will have to wait until Tuesday.

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