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.