Radiohead On New Album
Radiohead are back in the studio and recording a new album.
Speaking with NME, bass player, Colin Greenwood, confirmed the group had started work on the follow-up to 2007's 'In Rainbows'. "We've just started work [in the studio] last week," he told the magazine. "It's really cool and everything is sounding great. It's early days and it is a bit like having a scrapbook at the moment because everything is up in the air, but it's good to be back in the studio".
Nigel Godrich, the same producer who has been behind the boards on every Radiohead album since 1997's 'OK Computer', is back for the latest effort and Greenwood has nothing but compliments for the guy: "He's brilliant. He can make everything sound like it's working together, rather than us trying to kill each other".
'In Rainbows' was originally released as a digital download in 2007, with fans able to pay whatever they saw fit. Turns out Radiohead fans are both honest and flushed with cash, anecdotal evidence suggested that the band made more money with their unconventional distribution model than they would have selling the album via a standard publishing agreement with a major label.
As frontman Thom Yorke pointed out at the time: “I like the people at our record company, but the time is at hand when you have to ask why anyone needs one. And, yes, it probably would give us some perverse pleasure to say 'F… you' to this decaying business model".