Thomas Mars on Radiohead lyrics and magnets

We’re fascinated with the idea of every word fitting perfectly with every chord so it creates a new standard of beauty . . . It’s almost like Radiohead are using those word magnets. That’s my worst fear — the magnet thing . . .

Thomas Mars of Phoenix


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Hi GMT! it’s a kind of interesting interview tho – French band, very poppy – and Mars’ lyrical ‘tics’ are almost a language unto themselves … I kind of agree with him too – I don’t really listen to Radiohead for their lyrics either … he might also be taking the piss, but it’s hard to tell!

I think you’d like their stuff – very up-beat, in a way that only a French band singing in English can be – if that makes sense. If it doesn’t, desole!

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