Thom Yorke releases Greenpeace single Hands Off the Antarctic

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Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has released a new single in support of Greenpeace’s mission to protect the Antarctic Ocean from the effects of climate change, commercial fishing and human interference.

The ominous instrumental electronic track is titled Hands Off the Antarctic. The video features footage shot by Greenpeace’s research ship Arctic Sunrise, and was premiered on 16 October when it was projected on to London’s Marble Arch.

“There are some places on this planet that are meant to stay raw and wild and not destroyed by humanity’s footprint,” Yorke said in a statement. “This track is about stopping the relentless march of those heavy footsteps. The Antarctic is a true wilderness and what happens there affects us all. That’s why we should protect it.”

Greenpeace is lobbying members of the Antarctic Ocean Commission, the international body responsible for protecting the region’s marine ecosystem, to create a protected area to be known as the Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary.

Recent studies show that the melting of the Antarctic ice sheet has accelerated threefold in the last five years, and it is now vanishing faster than at any previously recorded time. A separate study warned that unless urgent action is taken in the next decade, the melting ice could contribute more than 25cm to a global sea-level rise of more than a metre by 2070.

A Greenpeace report this June found traces of plastic and hazardous chemicals in Antarctica, one of the world’s last remaining wildernesses.

Yorke will release Suspiria, the soundtrack to Luca Guadagnino’s remake of the classic horror film of the same name, on 26 October. It is his third solo album and first feature film soundtrack. Radiohead are nominated for induction into the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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