Thom Yorke: ‘We’re splitting up’

He is, of course, joking…

Radiohead singer Thom Yorke has given an update on their new album – and joked that sessions are going so badly the band are “washed up”.

Writing to fans on the band’s official website, Yorke said the sessions have been “great fun”, and that small shows next year will definitely happen.

He said: “It is the end of our two week session. We’re splitting up its all shit. We’re washed up. Finished. Only kidding. It was fun. Some of it has been really great fun. And there were moments that stick in my head when I went ‘TUNE!’ ‘TUNE!’”

Guitarist Ed O Brien added: “Friday night ……. the end of a two week session. Riffs and fragments of the songs going round my head. It’s been great. It’s always difficult to judge right now but I think we may have got ‘Bodysnatchers’.

“Had a couple of sticky days at the beginning of the week but saw it through. On a roll now. Lots of stuff to be done yet, but so far so good. The studio is fab, its so good to play in and listen. You know what works and what doesn’t.”

The band have also revealed gigs are planned for next year. The follow-up to 2003’s ‘Hail To The Thief’ is scheduled for release then too.