Things are looking good for Thom Yorke and the rest of Radiohead, as their new album is finally taking shape after members of the band revealed that they are at the home stretch for the completion of their record.
Drummer Philip Selway revealed in an ABC.net.au report that he expects the record to be finished by fall and could be ready for release anytime soon.
“We’ve got quite a busy autumn coming up,” Selway said of the new Radiohead album. “We want to finish a record and that’s where we’re at. We’re just launching ourselves into it.”
Meanwhile, the drummer also talked recently to NME and revealed the different methods and approach they are trying with this new Radiohead album.
“For so long we kind of played exclusively with each other and that takes you so far, so I suppose from album to album you try to push yourself beyond your comfort zone,” Selway said.
“We kind of change record to record, try and change the underlying approach to making music.”
“We’ve certainly changed our method again,” guitarist Jonny Greenwood added to Selway’s thoughts in a different NME report. “It’s too involved. We’re kind of limiting ourselves; working on limits. So we’ll see what happens. It’s like we’re trying to use very old and very new technology to see what happens.”
In the same report, before heading back in the studio with Radiohead, Greenwood previously finished a new album for himself with Israeli composer Shy Ben Tzur and a few local artists in India.
“We’ve been living here for nearly three weeks and recording an album here, in the [Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur],” he said. “The Maharaja allowed us use of the fort, and we’ve basically been living here with 12 Indian musicians and we’ve made a record. It’s been amazing, actually, working with Indian musicians. They have such a different energy and enthusiasm for music. It’s just, it’s part of life here, it feels, rather than just being an occupation.”