Tallinn Music Week
5—6 April 2024

Interview: Ed O'Brien (Radiohead and EOB)

TMW Conference 2023

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As guitarist and backing vocalist for Radiohead, Ed O’Brien developed a distinctive and deeply textural style that served as a sonic cornerstone of influential albums like OK Computer (1997) and Kid A (2000). Along with Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, O’Brien was part of the three-guitar battery that was a hallmark of the band’s sound. Ed released his first solo album Earth under the name EOB in 2020. He was a founding director of the Featured Artists Coalition, a nonprofit organisation that protects the rights of artists in the digital age.

This TMW 2023 keynote interview will touch upon the Radiohead revolution and their role as music industry innovator, from their famously disruptive “pay what you want” release of In Rainbows to paving the way for green touring in 2007. We will get up close and personal with Ed on his own journey of discovery and healing, his solo material as EOB, and his views on the power of culture in an era of climate emergency.


Ed O'Brien, Musician in Radiohead and EOB

Interviewed by Oisin Lunny, Co-founder of Galaxy of OM, marketer, podcaster, MC