Radiohead have confirmed that information in an email circulated by fans supposedly containing details about their next album is “made up”.
Yesterday (March 7) music website Tinymixtapes.com reported on an email, which seemed to originate from the band’s W.A.S.T.E. website, that when decoded revealed that the band’s next album would be named ‘Tehrangeles’.
It was acknowledged on the website that the information had not been confirmed by the band, and that it should be treated with suspicion. The email also revealed a supposed 11-song tracklisting. However, a spokesperson for the band has now confirmed that the information is false.
“Most of it is made up and there is no album or album title,” Radiohead’s spokesperson told NME.COM.
The false tracklisting contained some genuine Radiohead songs including ‘The Daily Mail’, ‘Give Up The Ghost’ and ‘Supercollider’.
Frontman Thom Yorke played ‘The Daily Mail’, ‘Give Up The Ghost and another new song, ‘Lotus Flower’, at a solo gig in Cambridge recently.
Radiohead picked up work on their new album in January, with guitarist Ed O’Brien telling fans, “I am so genuinely excited about what we’re doing, but for obvious reasons I can’t divulge anything more. Anyway, we all love surprises don’t we?”
(from the NME)