As Thom Yorke plays his first full solo shows in LA, Ed O'Brien reveals it won't be long before his main band start recording again...
Forget the rumours, we can confirm there will be another Radiohead album, and that's according to... the band themselves.
Following online comments from frontman Thom Yorke back in August it looked like they band were giving up the 'traditional' release format. However, Ed O'Brien has confirmed that they are not only interested in recording more albums, they are actually making one right now.
The guitarist 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 thing.'"
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 the album
"It's a kind of one-off," he said of the song. "It could have been a darker side of 'In Rainbows' - it's got that autumnal vibe, we're leaving the summer and going into the darkness.
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."Article typed up from this NME article scan - aka, source!
- Scanned and transcribed by penna
(from Radiohead AtEase)Holy crap! This is glorious news! The gods of music are smiling upon us today.