News for December 31, 1999

by Jonathan on December 31, 1999

Well, this is the last update of the year, the decade, etc…

News brought to you today by Xavier.
Radiohead’s tour manager in France, Hilda Carr (she also manages bands such as Gomez, Ben and Jason, Pulp, and Supergrass), was recently interviewed on the France Inter radio show, C’est Lenoir. She mentioned that she visited Radiohead in their London studio a couple of weeks ago and was very pleased with the way the new album was sounding. She described what she heard as “pure marvel”, “positive and very surprising”, “made for alternative radio shows like this one”, and “not for mainstream radio, yet you know it’s going to be the greatest album of all.”

Hilda talked about one of the news songs she had heard while visiting the band. She said it was “an extraordinary song, so exceptional and outstanding.” It was the second time she heard it, she first heard it in February, but “at the first few bars, I recognized it. It’s that kind of song, once it’s in you head, it never leaves you.”

We can only speculate what song she was referring to.

Hilda went on to say that the band are looking to play smaller venues to support the new album, which is due to be released in six months.
On a side note, she says Nigel Godrich (Radiohead’s producer) became VERY wealthy since OKC, thanks to people such as Pavement, Travis, …
You can listen to the whole interview in French here.

There’s another article about Ed’s Diary and the sending of demos to air on future Radiohead webcasts, at the French site MCM Online.


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