February 16, 2011 12:34

Radiohead unveil first 'The King Of Limbs' band photo

New album was inspired by an ancient oak tree

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Radiohead have unveiled the first press shot to accompany their new album, 'The King Of Limbs'.

The Oxford band announced on Monday (February 14) that they would be releasing their eighth studio album on Saturday (February 19).

The album title was inspired by an oak in Wiltshire's Savernake Forest, thought to be around 1,000 years old. The forest lies around three miles away from Tottenham House, a listed country house where Radiohead recorded part of 2007's 'In Rainbows'.

The new album is released for download on Saturday (February 19) and on CD and vinyl on March 28. It will also be released as what the band are calling a 'newspaper album' package on May 9. The set includes the album on CD and vinyl plus artwork sheets.

'The King Of Limbs' is tipped to feature eight songs, but the band have said that they will not release tracklisting details before it is released.

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