Radiohead To Start Working On New Album In September

"The plan is to get back together again at the end of the summer," says bassist Colin Greenwood.

Radiohead To Start Working On New Album In September
42
Radiohead's Colin Greenwood said that the band will be getting back together to work on their new album in a matter of months. Speaking to BBC 6Music, bass player Greenwood said: "We're taking some time out whilst people are doing some other stuff, doing their own things, and the plan is to get back together again [at the] end of the summer." Radiohead released their eighth album, "The King Of Limbs", in 2011 and played a UK arena tour last autumn. Frontman Thom Yorke is currently preparing to launch the debut album from his Atoms For Peace project with producer Nigel Godrich. The duo will appear at London's Oval Space on February 22, with support from Actress and Throwing Snow, according to NME. Thom Yorke's side project with Godrich, Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers and percussionist Mauro Refosco - release their debut album "Amok" on February 25 via XL.

75 comments sorted by best / new / date

comments policy
    unicornicopia
    Can't wait for whatever's next. The King Of Limbs stuff really confused me when I first heard it, but I think it's one of their strongest albums they've ever released.
    Abacus11
    Radiohead is one of the few bands (in my opinion) that's been making great music AND been unafraid to push boundaries and experiment since their beginning. Since they haven't missed a beat in over 20 years I can't expect that their next album will be anything less than brilliant. PS - Guitar players... Jonny Greenwood is probably one the most underrated guitar players out there. Check out his solo stuff (and his playing with Radiohead, obviously) if you haven't yet!
    redhotsexmagic
    heelllllssss yea! TKOL is solid you just have to give it a few listens..I thinks its pretty damn good. I would like to hear a different sound on this new one but I'm sure whatever they put out will be good.
    Kueller917
    I'm still not a big fan of The King of Limbs. But all the newer songs they've played live since release (like Identikit) have been fantastic so it gives me hope for the new album. I do hope they are quicker with it though. The King of Limbs took 4 years to finish songs that were mostly finished before even entering the studio, and I think they might have spent too much time on them. Staircase and The Daily Mail were pretty much live tracked and sounded fantastic.
    third(-)eye
    Staircase is better than most of the songs on TKOL imo. I really liked that song, as well as the Supercollider b-side.
    Kueller917
    Same. Supercollider and Staircase are my favorite TKOL era songs. I don't really want to count Identikit until there's a real released version of it.
    DogSeesGhost
    Radiohead are one of the few remaining great,artistic bands. They never put out bad music...Even when they change directions.
    ETID666
    Radio head is definetly one the top bands making music these days whether you like them or not you can't deny that they have changed music
    THE BULGE
    He said end of the summer in British terms that doesn't mean september we only get 1 week of sun so could easily start in April!
    Skaternick98
    It's going to be an incredible album. I'm excited to hear the new album whenever it comes out. Hopefully it isn't like King of Limbs and more like In Rainbows kind of album.
    nivlarama
    I have to agree with CFO, wouldn't we all really like to hear Radiohead get back to their roots? It's been too long. Think Beatles White Album!
    scrymusic
    At least radiohead has had all their members from get go and i think that it's they have endured over the last 20yrs and stayed fresh all this time. Every album is different... From Pablo Honey to King of Limbs... Progressio. Is definitely prwsent and i look forward to the next one.
    leonkennedy74
    Lovely! Great tour they did for TKOL as well. Hopefully won't be another 3 years till we get an album.
    mckenna64
    This album and Steve Wilsons new album release on the same day, good new music day for me.
    SkaVader
    Wait, you mean they actually told everyone about a new album more than two weeks before it came out? WHAT IS THIS BLACK MAGIC?!
    adamshakermaker
    I dare them to put some guitar on this album.
    rockfreak611
    there's guitar in nearly all of their songs, they just have this great thing called musical creativity and use it in atypical ways. go watch any "live from the basement" session if you don't believe me.
    op4blushift
    Judging from some of the new songs they played during the TKOL tour (Ful Stop, Cut a hole, Identikit etc) as well as some like The Present Tense that have been kicking around a while this album should be amazing.
    Lovezoid
    Awesome. I love that I have no idea what to expect. Hail to the Thief, In Rainbows and King of Limbs were all so completely different.
    latinromans
    That song up there (default) sounds a lot like something you'd hear on amnesiac with the "what the ****?" level turned down a notch. Or maybe I'm just more used to that kind of weird sound now, it's been a while since I listened to that album but god there was weird shit on there. It would give anyone complaining about how weird and electronicy the sound of TKOL is a brain aneurysm.
    cfoshock
    Please Radiohead. STOP BEFORE YOU GET WORSE
    DaNiC700
    I know everyone's entitled to their opinion but really? Just cause they go heavy on beats/electronics doesn't mean they get worse.
    DickHardwood
    Dude, TKOL was actually pretty god once you get past the weird beats. Most positive Radiohead album to date and pretty damn original too. These guys have never made two albums that really sound alike (not counting Kid A and Amnesiac, same recording session).
    N7Crazy
    Amnesiac has much more jazz-influences than Kid A, so I would say that even those two don't sound the same, though they're closer than most Radiohead albums.
    Phiddler
    Ok, I've heard the statement "Radiohead are so influenced by jazz, this album has a strong jazz influence" Where? In what sense? Playing m7 chords on an electric piano doesn't mean you're a jazz band. And if someone can show me an example please do. I just feel saying you're 'jazz influenced' lets you look hip without having to learn to play actual jazz. And I'm not be pretentious, National Anthem and EIIRP def have a 'jazzy feel' I just don't think you can look at their whole body of work and say 'those guys listen to alot of Coltrane' or whoever. Steely Dan and Mahavishnu Orchestra are 'jazz influenced' in my book
    unicornicopia
    Knives Out, You And Whose Army, Life In A Glasshouse, all sounded pretty jazz influenced to me and I definitely understand when people say "Amnesiac was the most jazz-influenced Radiohead record." But at the same time, you're right, I don't listen to it and think they were listening to Jelly Roll Morton or anything like that.
    third(-)eye
    I think even Pyramid Song with its swing feels jazzy to me. But yeah, I'm not going to pick out specific jazz artists that it reminds me of, it just feels jazzy to me.
    Jamie_W
    'I just don't think you can look at their whole body of work and say 'those guys listen to alot of Coltrane' or whoever.' Well, the guy you replied to never actually said that did he :/ He said one period of recording had some jazz influences.
    Phiddler
    It wasn't his comment specifically, and I agree that the Kid A/Amnesiac tandem is definitely a bit jazzy (I forgot about Life In a Glass House). Through the years I've just heard 'Radiohead +jazz' in many many discussions and articles about the band. I like the band, I've seen 'em live, had a great friggin' time; I just don't hear it consistently enough in their music. The Beatles were WAY more influenced by jazz but you don't hear people bring that up.
    third(-)eye
    I see where you're coming from, although I must say outside of Kid A/Amnesiac I haven't really heard people comment on their jazziness that frequently. Maybe that's just me. But I agree that outside of those two albums they (generally) aren't very jazzy.
    Abacus11
    I know what you mean - but I think that Radiohead's jazz influence gets lost in the mix sometimes. Yes, they make a lot of jazz-influenced music but most of those songs are also influenced by rock, neo-psychedelia, krautrock, shoegaze, etc. etc. so sometimes you've gotta listen REALLY closely to hear specific influences... like it may just be a bass line or chord progression that's "jazzy" while everything around it is... "something else" haha. For me, this is why Radiohead's music is so interesting.
    Phiddler
    Interesting. I think another thing that gets me is that they are influenced by a very specific type of jazz- late Miles, Mingus, very loose, textured, experimental stuff. You're not gonna hear Ellington style arrangements or anything. But hey, jazz musicians can't even agree on what makes jazz jazz.
    HaveSomeGlue
    I honestly don't think Kid A and Amnesiac sounded that much alike. I feel like Kid A sounds very massive and open while Amnesiac sounds more tight and claustrophobic. Love them both though.
    Abacus11
    I agree, TKOL has been a late bloomer for me. It won't ever be my favorite Radiohead album but I've been appreciating it more and more over time. I'm looking forward to the new one!
    third(-)eye
    It's funny, I must have been one of the only people who liked TKOL right away, and then after a while actually grew tired of it. I guess I'm just weird like that. Maybe it's because, as a rule, I try not to listen to a new Radiohead record with any specific expectations; I just take whatever's given to me. But that record ran its course for me within about 2 weeks.
    hak_hap
    I cannot understand why you got so many positive votes on that comment, because the king of limbs is like "in rainbows 2"...which isnt bad, I like those two a LOT!