Radiohead drummer Phil Selway says ‘now feels right’ time to start recording new album

The band are preparing to work on the follow-up to 2011’s 'The King Of Limbs'

Radiohead drummer Phil Selway has said that now is the right time to start working on the band’s new album, though he has “no idea” what it will sound like.

The band will regroup to start work on the follow-up to 2011’s ‘The King Of Limbs’ in September, as has been previously confirmed.

In an interview in this week’s NME about his forthcoming new solo album ‘Weatherhouse’, which will be released on October 6, Selway is asked whether he can make any predictions as to what a new Radiohead album may end up sounding like. “I have absolutely no idea,” he says. “And that’s what keeps us all there until the end.”

“We are starting again in about a month’s time. We’ve decided that now feels right to start making music and we’ve got the first week booked in together so we’ll see how it goes,” he adds.

He also discusses ‘Weatherhouse’, in particular the lyrics to one song titled ‘Turning It Inside Out’ in which he sings, “Sometimes I could leave it all behind.” He denies, however, this is a hint at disharmony within the Radiohead camp.

“Inevitably frustrations can get the better of you if you’re working in any kind of close relationship,” he says. “It’s fairly natural for those thoughts to cross your mind, but there’s a song and then there’s the reality of your life. It’s not sent out as a warning signal.”

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