Radiohead Unsigned

Radiohead went back into the studio to continue work on their seventh album as free agents.

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Radiohead went back into the studio last Thursday (August 18) to continue work on their seventh album without a record label. The as-yet-untitled LP follows 2003's successful Hail To The Thief, an album that fulfilled their contractual obligations to previous label EMI.

It's still unclear when Radiohead will sign to a new record label, after their management recently denied they were to sign with Warner Music. A spokesperson for Courtyard Management, who represent the band, confirmed they are "not actively" seeking a new one, and are working on what they do best, writing and recording.

On the band's website, Thom Yorke posted that there's "no record contract as such. Any offers? What we would like is the old EMI back again, the nice genteel arms manufacturers who treated music as a nice side project [and] weren't bothered about the shareholders." That post was later removed from the Radiohead site though.

Yorke has recently told NME.com that sessions for the band's new album remind him of the change between 1997 LP "Ok Computer" and "Kid A" (read story on UG). Songs touted for the record include "House Of Cards", "Glass Flowers", "Reckoner" and "Arpeggi". The new LP is expected to be released in 2006.

Thanks for the info to Robert Munford's article at ChartAttack.com.

49 comments sorted by best / new / date

    GnRrelease_it
    good for them! y don't they take a page outta led zeppelin's book and start their own label?
    Izzio
    They seem to be on a downhill trend. Hopefully it's better than Hail to the Thief. Sorry guys but that album sucked except for a couple songs.
    jahyarain
    i cannot understand why they wouldn't start their own label and help other bands such as theirs who actually possess talent and creativity
    JustRock'n'Roll
    Cool. Wasn't too crazy about Hail to the Thief, but it is still good. I'm excited for the new album.
    Buscubba
    i am very happy to hear this. and i am also very happy to say that no one has said,"oh radiohead suck" which happens oh so often on this site. cant wait for that album, i hope they tour, i would totally be there.
    civildp1
    good for them! y don't they take a page outta led zeppelin's book and start their own label?
    Well Zeppelin's label was still part of Atlantic wasn't it.
    thefinalcut
    ^Yeah, I like them but they've gotten a little boring lately like Coldplay. Too many slow songs, with slow boring melodies. I have no problem with slow songs, especially with Radiohead and Coldplay but too many of their newer songs fail to capture my interest.
    Jarrott
    Hail to the Thief, boring? That album was the album that Yorke wanted. He always wanted to experiment with his music but always held back due to executives and whatnot. I thought it was amazing.
    elmolikepie
    i h8 radiohead an i tink they sound lika bunch of amateurs hu cant stay in time an in key during their songs. oweva i still respect them for ther stance on music recon they shod start ther own label. mit b an idea 2 get a guy hu can actually sing 4 this album 2, ther guy just kinda dribbles n moans in2 the mike.
    Seasoninhell
    elmolikepie: i h8 radiohead an i tink they sound lika bunch of amateurs hu cant stay in time an in key during their songs. oweva i still respect them for ther stance on music recon they shod start ther own label. mit b an idea 2 get a guy hu can actually sing 4 this album 2, ther guy just kinda dribbles n moans in2 the mike. Anyone want to have a go at translating that? Been too long since the last album! Can't believe they're not signed though.
    popcornmaster
    elmolikepie: i h8 radiohead an i tink they sound lika bunch of amateurs hu cant stay in time an in key during their songs. oweva i still respect them for ther stance on music recon they shod start ther own label. mit b an idea 2 get a guy hu can actually sing 4 this album 2, ther guy just kinda dribbles n moans in2 the mike. Who the *** are u to judge one of the best bands on the planet at the moment, plus you goon to insult Thom Yorke voice it may not suit your needs but no1 can deny its almost heavenly
    squarepush
    i think that popcornmaster, needs to go back to school and learn how to spell, and also learn that radiohead are in fact in tempo, and that he needs to learn what a time signature is. And did he mention someone to replace Thom Yorke on the next album? Is he joking????
    Vasilator
    Whatever they'll do i know that it'll be right.They are one the few bands that makes true music and HAVE NOT sold their ideas and music for the "music" industry and those idiots who just want to make more and more money.
    oblique
    Radiohead is awesome, I like every album of theirs that I have. I hope they tour in the US.
    StratDune
    They are one of the true music-makers in this corporate world of business in the name of music. Go Thom, Jonny, Colin, Ed & Phil!
    Steelrod
    exactly, they should create their own label and tell the execs to *** off!
    aloveforenemies
    I'm not the biggest fan of the music but these guys have alot of talent and I have the outmost respect for them.
    Bulletbass man
    probably one of the top bands that are still putting out good music. New record should be great
    popcornmaster
    yay The kings of music are back Radiohead yay The master in poetic depression those bas***ds at EMI who drops Radiohead ye they should bring out there own record label Long live Radiohead
    validlitterdept
    i'll be.....21 when they release it !!! anyway, cant wait, love radiohead and cant wait to see them live again
    THC-Llama
    i will hafta hear it first nefore i would buy it radiohead got kinda weird after ok computer...but still a great vastly talented band
    frying nemo08
    i love radiohead and i cant wait for the new album, it is going to be incredible, like everything else radiohead has done
    Andrewbiles
    Like the sound of them going back to 'OK Computer' and 'Kid A' era. Will be interested to see who they sign with.
    RENEGADE8
    Squarepush, you are a moron. "Popcornmaster" quoted "elmoolikepie", and then bagged his comment. He is on your side on this one, idiot. Read the whole thing next time. By the way, anyone who doesn't like Radiohead and says that they're singer just 'wails and whines', can go **** off and listen to their 'American Idiot' album that they've been listening to non-stop for over a year, and keep saying "o m g , i soooo love Billie Joe, he is sooooo hot and talented!!!" like they always do. TOOL, THE MARS VOLTA, RADIOHEAD = TALENTED. Enough said ****er.