Phil Selway

Philip Selway’s “Familial” Out Now

by Jonathan on August 31, 2010

Today marks the release of Phil’s solo album, Familial, in the United States. It was released yesterday in Europe. The Village Voice spoke with Selway about the shift from Radiohead drummer to solo singer-songwriter for Familial. The Voice‘s Vijith Assar says of the album : “Elliott Smith’s influence runs strong on these delicately strummed tracks, Selway’s quiet whisper cooing over songs steeped in striking sentimentality.” Selway talks about the new album, including his passing percussion duties along to Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, in an interview at villagevoice.com.

Here’s the tracklist:

  1. “By Some Miracle”
  2. “Beyond Reason”
  3. “A Simple Life”
  4. “All Eyes on You”
  5. “The Ties That Bind Us”
  6. “Patron Saint”
  7. “Falling”
  8. “Broken Promises”
  9. “Don’t Look Down”
  10. “The Witching Hour”

We suggest you go out and purchase it now. You can get it on iTunes, Amazon, or your local record shop.

Selway and his band make their way to Ireland this weekend for the Electric Picnic at Stradbally Hall, as part of their month-long tour.

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Radiohead’s Phil Selway will be doing a live, unedited interview on AP Live today at 2:30 PM EDT. You can tune in then below:

Watch live streaming video from aplive at livestream.com

UPDATE: Looks like the interview started early and is now over. We’ve been told there will be a replay which we’ll post as soon as we can.

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Radiohead taking a break from recording

by Jonathan on July 21, 2010

According to Phil Selway, the band is taking a break from recording their new album. This conflicting news comes a month after Ed told BBC 6 Music that they were “a matter of weeks” from completing the album.

Phil told EW MusicMix: “It’s not finished yet. It’s still ongoing. We like where we are so far.”

The musician also refused to set a release date.

He said: “Oh, I don’t know. We keep on hitting those points where you think, ‘We’re there’. And then you think, ‘No, it’s not’. We’re having a break from it at the moment… and then we’ll come back to it later in the summer and see where we are.”

What do you think? Are we reading too much in to this?

(via EW Music Mix)

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Radiohead’s Phil Selway Debutes New Songs

by Jonathan on April 4, 2010

For a band that hasn’t put out a record in three years, Radiohead has been in the news a lot lately: Thom Yorke has kept busy, rehearsing for shows planned later this month, collaborating with Flying Lotus, and remixing Liars and MF Doom; Jonny Greenwood is the BBC Composer-in Association, set to score the film adaptation of Norwegian Wood. And for the past week, Radiohead’s drummer Phil Selway has been quietly touring along the Mediterranean coast. Thanks to a few intrepid Italian fans, we now have some live recordings of Selway’s solo effort. Songs like “Running Blind,” “By Some Miracle,” “Broken Promises,” and “Patron Saint” (featured above) will likely appear on Selway’s solo record due out later this year. With only some spare accompaniment provided by Lisa Germano and Sebastian Steinberg (both of whom worked with Selway on last year’s Neil Finn-led supergroup 7 World Collide), the songs are stripped down, acoustic numbers that sound somewhere between John Martyn, Tim Buckley, and Neil Halstead. Selway explains in the clip above that Wilco multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone and drummer Glenn Kotche will also appear on the album. All this makes you wonder how much say Selway has had in songwriting for Radiohead, so far, or if he’ll come out from behind the drumkit for Radiohead’s eighth LP.

Watch the other videos below:

“By Some Miracle”

“Running Blind”

“Broken Promises”

(Reposted from Prefix Magazine. Thanks to Manan Desai)

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Phil Selway tour dates

by Jonathan on February 11, 2010

Phil SelwayIn case you haven’t heard, Radiohead’s drummer, Phil Selway, is about to embark on a solo tour of the Mediterranean areas of Europe. Phil is reportedly going to release a solo album sometime this year, as previously announced. Lisa Germano will be the opening act as well as performing with Phil. Here are the dates:

Phil Selway/Lisa Germano:

03-27 Turin, Italy – Spazio 211
03-28 Florence, Italy – Sala Vanni
03-29 Ferrara, Italy – Sala Estense
03-30 Bologna, Italy – Covo Club
03-31 Rome, Italy – Circolo Degli Artisti
04-01 Milan, Italy – Tunnel
04-03 Barcelona, Spain – La (2) de Apolo
04-04 Valladolid, Spain – Auditorium
04-05 Puerta de Santa Maria, Spain – Mucho Teatro
04-06 Lisbon, Portugal – Aula Magna
04-07 Porto, Portugal – Casa da Musica
04-08 Vigo, Spain – Museum of Contemporary Art

via Pitchfork

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Phil Selway gets his tambourine on for Sudan 365

by Jonathan on January 21, 2010

Phil is joining other drummers from around the world to support Sudan 365. In 2011, a referendum will determine whether or not the Southern region of Sudan becomes independent from the North. Experts fear that instability in the run-up to the referendum or its aftermath could reignite a civil war and cause massive human rights abuses unless international efforts are intensified to find a peaceful path through the next 12 months.

Here’s the call-to-action video, which also features Richard Jupp of Elbow, Caroline Corr of the Corrs, Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, Jonny Quinn of Snow Patrol, Stewart Copeland of the Police, and many more.

How to get involved:

Take part in a world-wide drumming video and help us pressure world leaders to push for peace in Sudan. Simply post a video reply on YouTube – in your video description add a line about who’s doing the drumming and where it’s happening, then tag it with ‘Sudan365’ and ‘beat for peace’. We’ll take the best responses we receive and mix them into a final video – containing clips of drummers from across the globe – to demonstrate the support for international action to prevent further conflict.

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