Norfolk musician works with Radiohead

A young musician from rural Norfolk has been chosen to work on the latest album by one of the UK's most successful bands.

Nathan Fake, originally from Necton, near Swaffham, was approached by alternative rockers Radiohead to remix the group's track Morning Mr Magpie.

The 28-year-old has successfully forged an electronic music career since moving to London in his early 20s, but the chance to work on such a high-profile project came as a shock.

'It was amazing and I was quite nervous to start with. I knew the singer, Thom Yorke, was a bit of a fan of my music. He lists his favourite tunes online and quite a few times he put mine on there.

'He got in touch with my label after getting my contact details through Kieran Hebden from Four Tet. I only had a couple of weeks to do it in, but it turned out pretty well. Thom told me how much he liked it.'

The track appears on TKOL RMX 1234567 - an album of reworks from Radiohead's latest LP The King of Limbs.

'I'm established myself, but being associated with Radiohead is going to expose me to a massive new audience which has never heard of me,' he said.

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Thom Yorke is also said to be a fan of Norwich musician Luke Abbott who is also signed to Nathan's independent label, Border Community.

Nathan grew up in Necton and attended Swaffham Hamond's High School and the College of West Anglia in Lynn before studying in Reading.

His family still lives in Norfolk and he regularly visits his mother in Hingham, near Watton, and his father who lives near Yarmouth. Nathan's publicity shots were also taken on the beach at Happisburgh.

The musician tours internationally and is set to release his third, yet-to-be named, album in the new year.

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