With the "soft-launch" of Warchildmusic.com earlier this month, a new track by Radiohead, available on September 9, is hoping to raise the awareness to this very worthy charitable project. War Child was founded in 1993 in reponse to the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and it's music releases include the UK's fastest-ever number one hit, 1995's grounbreaking charity album, Help. The projects's MD, James Topham, said of the new site, "Every track – and we’re after everything from covers to acoustic versions, live recordings, alternative mixes, remixes or simply unreleased tunes - will be exclusive to Warchildmusic." The download sales will aid all of War Child's charity global relief work.
The Radiohead contribution is a reworking of "Go To Sleep" recorded live in Osaka, Japan, and remixed by Jonny Greenwood. The profits for the song will go directly to helping children in the world's most troubled regions.
In adddition, songs from the aforementioned Help album will be making their online debut with exclusive tracks by Radiohead, Oasis, Manic Street Preachers, Blur, The Charlatans, Massive Attack and The Stone Roses.