Radiohead Working On New Music

With some free time on their hands this spring and summer, Radiohead is using the opportunity to hit the studio and work on the band’s eighth studio album.

“We just went in last week,” bassist Colin Greenwood told BBC News. “It was really good. It was really noisy and chaotic and really fun.

“We’re at the stage where we’ve got the big Lego box out and we’ve tipped it out on the floor and we’re looking at all the bits and thinking, what next?”

Photo: Rod Tanaka
Radiohead bring their enigmatic musc to life at the Denver area’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Greenwood said the guys haven’t determined if the new album’s release will follow the same game plan as 2007’s In Rainbows, which allowed fans to name their own price for the digital download.

“We’ve got lots of ideas but we don’t decide what we’re going to do until we’ve finished the thing. It’s all up in the air, but it was up in the air last time.”

One thing that’s for sure is that Radiohead will once again team up with producer Nigel Godrich, who has done his thang to all of the band’s albums since 1997’s OK Computer.

After touring Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Mexico in March, Radiohead’s calendar is clear until August when the band plays a number of festivals.

Radiohead will hit up Vystaviste, Bruselska Cesta in Prague, Czech Republic, Aug. 23 and then Cytadela City Park in Poznan, Poland, Aug. 25. Then it’s off to the U.K. for the Reading and Leeds festivals Aug. 29-30.

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Read the BBC News story here.