The band reveal more details about new album
Radiohead have given fans another sneak look into the recording of the follow-up to 2003’s ‘Hail To The Thief’.
In a posting on the band’s official website www.radiohead.com, singer Thom Yorke has confirmed that they are working with engineer Spike Stent – best known for his work with U2, Depeche Mode and Bjork.
“So here we are with Spike Stent in our studio which now looks like NASA,” he said. “And we are being taken to task. We are having to shake the dust off. No more bullshit. Stop answering the phones and thinking of excuses to leave the building. Instead get on with it.”
He added: “Jonny (Greenwood – guitarist) said today that since we were last Radiohead, between us, we’ve had six children or rather our partners have, this may perhaps have something to do with our lack of focus. But as this rock ‘n’ roll (sic) we ain’t supposed to discuss this.. deny it every (sic) happened etc. What bullshit.”
Rounding off the message in a more cryptic fashion, Yorke explained: “Of course there are the other distractions, sitting in the garden with your 12 bore shotgun, large orchestras doing drum machine noises, getting suits made, puppies, canal boats, beer, modular synthesis, lego, tax investigations, global warming and the end of life as we know it, traffic, deafness, insanity, normality. Whatever.”
Radiohead began work on their seventh album last year, and songs touted for the record include ‘House Of Cards’, ‘Glass Flowers’, ‘Reckoner’ and ‘Arpeggi’.
The band are set to headline this year’s Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival, which takes place between June 16-18 in Manchester, Tennessee.
Tickets for the event will go on sale on Saturday, February 11 at 10:00 am Eastern Time through Bonnaroo.com.
Priced at two levels, the first tickets will be priced at a special rate of $169.50 each. There is a limited allotment of tickets at this price. When the initial allotment is sold out, ticket prices will increase without notice to $184.50.