Hail to the Thief Radiohead

Hail to the Thief

screenshot from last December’s Radiohead webcast

Sources have told Green Plastic that Radiohead’s sixth album will be titled Hail to the Thief. We can expect more information about the album, including the tracklisting, to be announced on Monday.

Hail to the Thief Radiohead

New album release

Pitchfork is now listing the new Radiohead album as having a June 17th release date.

(thanks to Jimmy & Brice)

Hail to the Thief Radiohead

New album details

We’ve gotten some more details about the new Radiohead album that is scheduled to be released this Spring. The album title could be “2+2=5” or “Are You Listening?”. The band are still kicking around ideas so it’s not quite certain if they’ve decided.

The band recorded 4 tracks at Ocean Way Studios in Los Angeles and 13 in London, where they also re-recorded 2 of the LA cuts. However, the album will only have 13 tracks on it. Still no word on a tracklisting, though “Where I End and You Begin” is most likely going to be the first single.

The band will gather to mix the album at the end of January. Once we have more details, we’ll pass them along.

It’s important to note that this information may change before the official news is announced.

Hail to the Thief Radiohead Thom Yorke

New album info

From the NME:

Radiohead’s next album will be the “exact opposite” of ‘Amnesiac’ and ‘Kid A’ Thom Yorke has exclusively told NME.COM.

At their recent recording session in LA the band completed ten songs.

“We’ve done ten tracks that worked,” Yorke told NME.COM. “All we’ve done so far is stuff that sort of seemed to work at the time. We basically wanted to capture the whole performance thing really. Catching a particular moment, because ‘Kid A’ and ‘Amnesiac’ were quite heavily thought through, so we’re trying to do the exact opposite of that really.”

As revealed in NME last week, Radiohead spent two weeks at the Ocean Way studios in Los Angeles with producer Nigel Godrich, where they began work on their sixth studio album.

However, the singer put paid to rumours that this meant a return to the guitar sound made famous on early albums ‘The Bends’ and ‘OK Computer’.
When asked if the new record would be a guitar album he said: “Not really no, that’s the thing that would be a mistake to think, it’s just sort of capturing that energy.”

Of the new songs, Radiohead recorded a “good version” of new song ‘We Suck Young Blood’. However, Yorke said that, if anything, they suffer from having too many ideas in the studio.

“Again, it’s the same thing with us that the tone of the album’s only ever dictated by what you’re listening to, and each song’s different from the others. We’re trying lots of different angles at once, as usual,” he said.

From here, Radiohead will remain in the UK for more recording sessions with Godrich, with a view to releasing the currently untitled album early next year. Yorke said that if they don’t hit that release date, he’ll “go mad”. He joked: “Another two years doing a fucking record? We’ll go crazy!”

However, Yorke goes back out to the US later this month to play a rare solo show at the Bridge School Benefit Concert at the Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre (October 26-27).
(thanks to Sergio, Kev, & Sarah)

Colin Greenwood Hail to the Thief Radiohead Thom Yorke

Thom & Colin on Radio 1

Both Thom and Colin were interviewed by Radio 1’s Mark Radcliffe earlier today and talked about their progress so far with recording the new album. They’ve already recorded about 10 songs during their studio time in Los Angeles and are planning to head back there soon to resume recording.
Mark and Lard also nominated the band for the Halon Mens Wear LTD Music Awards but unfortunately, they didn’t win.
(thanks to Sam, James, & Stephen)

Hail to the Thief Jonny Greenwood Radiohead

Jonny speaks

Jonny Greenwood made an appearance at the official Radiohead message board yesterday and described the band’s first day in their Los Angeles studio.

Coz is playing bass right now, and singing along like a loony….pretty intense stuff in here! It’s day one, and going fine.” He also stated that the recording sessions will take a couple of weeks.

The night before, the band went to the Beck concert which Jonny described as “charming” and “ace”.