Radiohead to Reconvene in September

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 07.14.14 in News

If all goes to plan, Radiohead will soon return to the studio. The British band’s guitarist Jonny Greenwood told BBC Radio 6′s Mary Anne Hobbs over the weekend (via NME), “We’re going to start up in September, playing, rehearsing and recording and see how it’s sounding.”

A follow-up to 2011′s The King of Limbs would be the Thom Yorke-led group’s ninth album.

Greenwood, who recently wrote in The Guardian that he had been spending “a year off” from Radiohead, has been working on classical pieces, including releasing a collaborative album with avant-garde composer Krzysztof Penderecki and The Master: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, both in 2012 (he also scored another Paul Thomas Anderson film, the upcoming Inherent Vice). Yorke has been busy with his Atoms for Peace project. Drummer Philip Selway has a  new solo album, Weatherhouse, on the way on October 7 via Bella Union.

One note of caution: This isn’t the first time a Greenwood has announced Radiohead’s return. In February 2013, bassist Colin Greenwood (Jonny’s brother) told BBC Radio the band was planning to get together again at the end of summer of that year, as NME observed then. Let’s hope this time there are, um, no surprises.

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