Radiohead has started recording their next album
Thom Yorke drove Radiohead fans into a frenzy this September by tweeting a cryptic picture of some white vinyl, prompting speculation that studio work had begun on a new Radiohead album. Turned out it was a new Yorke solo record, “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes.” While the album contains some nice moments there’s something about the prospect of new Radiohead that sets the music world on edge, and it was hard not to be a little disappointed.
However now Jonny Greenwood tells NME that work on the the new album has finally begun.
“‘Looking down avenues’ is a very kind way of putting the kind of fumbling that we do,” Greenwood says, “mainly because every time we try and do it like the last time – because that worked – it never seems to work. So we talk about different approaches and we’re currently trying a bunch out.”
Which brings us to the main philosophical divide regarding Radiohead: Is it time for them to revisit guitar-driven rock, or should they keep wandering down the “avenues” of blips and bleeps? Our two cents? Time for a new rock record.
Though Radiohead has proved more so than any other band that they will do exactly what they feel like doing, when they feel like doing it. We’ll just have to wait, and when it finally arrives it’ll probably be as oblique as 2011’s “The King of Limbs.”