Here is Thom Yorke dancing again in Atoms For Peace’s new video, Ingenue:
I don’t think the Radiohead frontman can quite claim the throne of most eccentric dancer ever, though. In that respect, he has competition.
1. The Blue Aeroplanes
There was a phase in the late 1980s when bands had dancers. Not go-go dancers like pop bands, but ordinary blokes who seemed to have no other role in the band but to fill up the stage. Jacket Hangs was a competent song, but surely wouldn’t have stuck in the mind if you hadn’t spent the entire duration of the video staring at Wojtek Dmochowski, wondering what the f*** is he doing?
2. The Happy Mondays
The original and best indie dancer. Fun fact: at my first job, one of my colleagues would steal my lunchbox and refuse to give it back until I did the Bez dance. To this day, I have no idea why.
3. Bat For Lashes
Natasha Khan got herself some dancing lessons, and now puts her new skill to use as often as possible – such as in this promo for her new single, Lilies. It’s a great video, by the way – comes over as a cross between Labyrinth and Where The Wild Things Are.