BBC 6 Music has news of Radiohead’s next album. The article states that the band are in the process of writing a new album, with Colin saying that they would be heading back in to the studio after they have completed their current world tour.
Ed chimed in: “We’re still talking about doing some stuff and we’re really excited about it. First we came off tour to do some writing and we wanted to just carry on doing it because it was so brilliant.”
We completely agree with Stereogum in that this article was written pretty poorly and has since sparked other sites to misinterpert the news. Case in the point: Variety is reporting that the band have already finished most of the album and will finish it off in Japan. This is from a quote that Colin said in the 6 Music article: “We’ve finished the main bulk of it and we’re off to Japan in a couple of weeks to finish it off.”
Colin is talking about the tour, not the album. We all know that the band have been on tour for a good chunk of 2008 and while it’s possible that they could be sneaking off to studios here and there, it’s very unlikely.
Anyway, it’s exciting to know that another album will happen and that the band are excited about it. It’s just not going to happen as quickly as 6 Music misinterpreted it to be.
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