"I think we stand by what we have said..."
Radiohead (Credit: Alex Lake)

Radiohead's Philip Selway has defended the band's decision to play a show in Israeli city Tel Aviv.

Radiohead played the show last month (July 19th) and treated fans to one of their longest shows in a decade.

The run up to the concert brought a hail of discussion, with a number of artists joining the condemnation of Radiohead's decision.

Drummer Phillip Selway spoke to NME recently, and mused on the lengthy set list: “I think it was because it was our last show for a while, really. It felt almost like end of tour party. Looking at the set list and thinking ‘Oh I want to play that one again, and that one again, and that one again!’ And so, it grew from there really.”

The drummer was asked if the decision to play Israel had resulted in some burned bridges, to which Selway replied: “I honestly don’t know. That wouldn’t have been the basis to make our decision to play there. You know, I think we stand by what we have said and that feels like the right decision.”

Philip Selway is working on the soundtrack to new film Let Me Go, based on the memoir of Austrian-born Helga Schneider. The soundtrack album will be released through Bella Union on October 27th.

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