Well, this doesn't sound like Radiohead one bit...
When we heard that long-time Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich was embarking on a new musical project, we presumed (yes, foolishly) we were due to be introduced to a new doom-laden guitar band along the lines of Thom Yorke and co. Oh how wrong we were.
Godrich's new project, Ultraista is instead an atmospheric, female-fronted electronica trio and falls in nicely with the likes of Grimes, Foxes, Purity Ring and the many other quirky female electronic pop acts that seem set on soundtracking 2012.
The trio (Godrich, Laura Bettinson and Joey Waronker) recently premiered their first ever release 'Small Talk' with a lo-fi, suitably slick video to accompany the track. Bettinson's delicate vocals sit atop a soft eighties-shimmer of synths prodived by Godrich and Waronker - an LA-based musician who has previously performed with Beck, REM and Thom Yorke's live band, Atoms For Peace.
Nigel Godrich is, of course, best known as being the 'sixth member' of Radiohead, having worked with the band since their 1994 'My Iron Lung' EP.
Take a listen to 'Small Talk' below. More releases are set for the coming months.