The Radiohead Members Who Have A Wizarding Band In Harry Potter Series
English rock band Radiohead may be known for a number of things they achieved throughout their music career of 36 years. The band is primarily recognized for their music that earned them countless awards such as six Grammy Awards and four Ivor Novello Awards. As a result of their success, they have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide as of 2011.
While they are named one of the greatest rock bands of the 1990s and 2000s, two of the band members actually have another band out of this world. Lead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and drummer Philip Selway were spotted having a wizarding band in the legendary movie series, ‘Harry Potter’ based on the eponymous novels by J. K. Rowling.
Let’s dive into the magical world of the band that’s named ‘The Weird Sisters’ to see how the Radiohead members portrayed two wizards in the world of Harry Potter together. In fact, they even have a hit song called ‘Do The Hippogriff’ that you might like.
There Were Two Members Of Radiohead In The Weird Sisters
The Weird Sisters are a very popular band in the wizarding world of Harry Potter that consists of eight male members despite their name. While the band has a significant role in the books, they only appeared in the 2005 film adaptation of ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.’
The band is first introduced to the audience during the Yule Ball by the part-goblin wizard Filius Flitwick with the title of ‘The band that needs no introduction!’ The reason they weren’t introduced with their proper name was that there was a legal dispute between the film studio and the Canadian folk band named Wyrd Sisters.
The band members were played by two famous rockers as the Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker portrayed the lead singer of the Weird Sisters named Myron Wagtail whereas the Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood played Kirley Duke who is the lead guitarist of the band, and drummer Philip Selway was seen as Orsino Thruston.
The Weird Sisters has three famous songs named ‘Magic Works,’ ‘This Is The Night,’ and the last one which was performed by Greenwood, Cocker, and Selway in the movie named ‘Do The Hippogriff.’ The performance was so iconic that it has over 1 million views on YouTube.
Potterheads who are also fans of Radiohead and Pulp left dozens of comments under the video, saying that the scene should have been longer in the movie since the final cut wasn’t as long. Although it has been years since the movie came out, the Weird Sisters has an undeniable fan base that still needs another song from the band.
A fan’s comment follows:
“Having Radiohead, Pulp, and Harry Potter combined. Maybe life is worth living.”
Another fan commented:
“Omg! Pulp, Radiohead, and Harry Potter…Perfect, just perfect.”
You can watch the performance of ‘Do The Hippogriff’ by the Weird Sisters.