Comments come as a Yorke-scored documentary on the subject is set to receive its television premiere.
Update: You can now stream the soundtrack in full here.
Back in 2013 Radiohead’s Thom Yorke scored a documentary about the history of tax avoidance with Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja. With The UK Gold due to receive its television premiere later this month, the outspoken Yorke has taken a swing at the UK government on the topic in comments made to NME.
“For all the current government’s talk of standards in the financial industry it comes as no surprise perhaps that the reality beneath reveals their staggering hypocrisy,” Yorke said. “Now is the time to reveal the revolving doors between government and the City that has bred lies and corruption for so long, siphoning money through our tax havens for the global super rich, while now preaching that we the people must pay our taxes and suffer austerity. Just who does our government work for?”
If Yorke’s comments have you eager to see the Mark Donne documentary, which also features narration from The Wire’s Dominic West, it’s on digital channel London Live at 8pm on February 25. If you don’t have access to the channel it will be streaming free at that time on the London Live website – watch the trailer below.