We’re currently playing and recording and it’s fun to see everyone again, it’s been a long time coming, we’ve been waiting all of us for a long time. It always feels when we start up like we still don’t know really how to do it, and we don’t know quite what to do. ‘Looking down avenues’ is a very kind way of putting the kind of fumbling that we do, 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.
The new album will be the band’s first release since 2011′s The King of Limbs.
In the meantime, Greenwood has been busy putting together the soundtrack for Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming film Inherent Vice. Greenwood had previously worked with Anderson on 2007′s There Will Be Blood, so the director invited him to return for the adaption of Thomas Pynchon’s novel. The soundtrack features a version of the Radiohead song “Spooks,” performed by Supergrass.
While Greenwood was working on the film, Thom Yorke released his second solo album Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes via BitTorrent. It was downloaded approximately 35,000 within the first two hours of availability, and over a million times within the first week.
Drummer Phillip Selway also released his first solo album, Weatherhouse, on the label Bella Union.