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Björk and Yorke: The Plot Thickens
Toby Cook , October 13th, 2008 14:04

Have they or haven't they? The Nattura saga continues.


According to Björk’s record label and reports this weekend, the Radiohead frontman has contributed backing vocals to the Icelandic warblers new single 'Nattura', even though Yorke’s management company have denied that he has made any new recordings.

In industry speak then this means that either the Björk/Yorke collaboration was so top secret that only those in a small Masonic-esque group were told about it, or it’s a cynical ploy by the Icelandic environmental organisation (funnily enough also named Nattura) to drum up some attention.

Björk played a benefit festival for the organisation this summer (read The Quietus' piece on the event), and a recent press release confirmed Yorke’s involvement in the track, stating: “Nattura (which features Tom Yorke from Radiohead on backing vocals) highlights a grass-roots movement in Iceland to reclaim the country’s natural resources and wilderness from the hands of big business and pollution”.