Radiohead have released a new single 'Burn the Witch'.

Radiohead's Thom Yorke

Radiohead's Thom Yorke

The surprise track - believed to be the first single from the band's long awaited ninth album - is accompanied by a claymation video directed by Chris Hopewell which was "conceived, designed, built and animated in 14 days".

Chris wrote on Instagram: "So I guess we just made a Radiohead video! It's for their new track 'Burn the Witch'. Thank you all for your kind words - it does mean a lot to know it's going down well. The whole video was conceived, designed, built and animated in 14 days, we finished last Thursday. I am immensely proud of everyone that worked their asses off on it - for many of them it was their first film. I shall introduce them in later posts... But for now thank you! You where all bloody brilliant!!! Big love to you all! #Radiohead #burnthewitch #musicvidio (sic)."

Over the weekend Radiohead erased its online presence, deleting Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts before dropping the surprise track.

Meanwhile, it was previously claimed that the rock band - consisting of Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway and Ed O'Brien - are planning to release their ninth album in June and it'll be like "nothing you've ever heard."

The group's manager Brian Message was reportedly overheard confirming the news during a conversation at The Wanstead Tap bar in London last month.

The boozer took to its official Twitter page to share the news, writing: "From the horses mouth "the new Radiohead album out in June will be like nothing like you've ever heard. (sic)"

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