There’s been a lot of speculation on Radiohead’s next album.
Would it ever be recorded? Or would be just get digital tracks, EP’s or
whatever made the press. Ed O’Brien confirmed that a new Radiohead
album (yes, album) is in the making.
It was the interview in The Believer that kick-started a lot of rumours on Radiohead’s future. Thom Yorke
told the magazine: “None of us want to go into that creative hoo-ha of
a long-play record again.(…) But we’ve all said that we can’t possibly
dive into that again. It’ll kill us.” The news hit the press worldwide.
Radiohead have spent this Summer in the studio, releasing tracks
online like ‘Harry Patch (In Memory Of)’ and ‘These Are My Twisted
Words’. This sort of seemed like they were serious about not releasing
albums in the future. But guitarist Ed O’Brien has confirmed that the
band is in fact interested in recording more albums and the follow-up
to ‘In Rainbows’ is actually in the making.
Ed O’Brien told NME that with sessions planned this winter the band
would “definitely” be releasing a full album physically next year.
“We were misquoted,” claimed O’Brien of Yorke’s comments, loudly
adding, “WE WILL BE MAKING AN ALBUM!” Although he said the band hadn’t
decided how it would be released, he said the album would come out on
vinyl and CD whether it first arrived as a download or not.
“We love the artwork; that’s really important, the physicality,” he
explanied. “And we all like vinyl. That’s not going to go away. I still
like CDs as well. I got the Speech Debelle CD the other day – I nearly
downloaded it from iTunes but I thought, ‘No. I want the physical
O’Brien wouldn’t be drawn on specific tracks, but suggested that
recent free download ‘There Are My Twisted Words’ was not a marker for
On releasing ‘These Are My Twisted Words’ online he said: “It’s a
kind of one-off. It could have been a darker side of ‘In Rainbows’ –
it’s got that autumnal vibe, we’re leaving the summer and going into
He added that with Radiohead set to reconvene in their Oxfordshire
studio this winter, the season might similarly affect the new songs.
“Typical Radiohead,” he laughed. “We’re going into the studio in
winter. It’s always miserable! Are we at the whim of the seasons? We
are! When you’re in a studio in the countryside, the music you make is
definitely affected by what season it is.”
source : ateaseweb