Foo Fighters, Phoebe Bridgers, Underworld and Khruangbin also contributed designs to the initiative.
Artists such as Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Phoebe Bridgers and more have designed one-of-a-kind Brompton folding bicycles to benefit out-of-work roadies and stage techs.
Each bike will be auctioned to raise money for Live Nation’s Crew Nation, a relief fund that aims to benefit stage crew who have been financially hit due to the pandemic, with the auction beginning on May 28 and running until June 12.
So far, we’ve seen designs of the bikes from Radiohead (designed by frequent artistic collaborator Stanley Donwood), Oh Wonder, Rise Against and alt-rock giants Dinosaur Jr.
Radiohead’s design is based on the band’s album work over the last 20 years, with Stanley saying “I’m ridiculously happy to have been asked to design a Brompton bike that’ll be auction to raise for Crew Nation.”
Moreover, Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien also contributed his thoughts to the initiative, saying that “we love our crew and we love our Brompton bikes” in a press statement shared today.
Other artists who have designed a bike are LCD Soundsystem, Khruangbin, Nathan East, Neko Case, Oh Wonder, Underworld, Sub Pop and Enrique Iglesias.
Each design from other artists will be uploaded on Brompton’s channels one-by-one until the start of the auction. Keep an eye out on their Instagram for future designs.
For more details or to sign up to hear about future designs, visit Brompton.