Radiohead head into the studio

The band continue work on the follow-up to ’Hail To The Thief’…

RADIOHEAD headed into the studio yesterday (August 18) to continue work on the follow-up to 2003’s ’HAIL TO THE THIEF’.

The band announced the plans for their as-yet-unnamed seventh studio album in a posting on their official website [url=]

Singer Thom Yorke said: “We are going into a proper studio on Thursday (for a leettle (sic) while) with 192 faders which is a lot of choice a bit like the supermarket and it may all go off before we get to it so we have to eat quick.”

Radiohead have been recording on and off at their own studio since the beginning of early 2004, but it is unknown how much of that time has been spent working on the new album.

Guitarist Jonny Greenwood recently told Billboard: “We don’t take time off very well. We’re enjoying it still, so why just go home and do nothing?”

A statement from the band’s management revealed that the group are “putting some ideas together” in the new studio to “see where they want to go with the next step musically”.

Radiohead are currently without a record contract having fulfilled their commitments with EMI following the release of ’Hail To The Thief’.

However, their management dismissed recent rumours that Warner Music were lining up to sign the band, saying: “The band (are) not looking for a record company in any way, shape or form. They are out of a contract, but they’re not actively looking for another one. They’re getting on with doing what they do.”

In another post, Yorke said: “No record contract as such. Any offers? What we would like is the old EMI back again, the nice genteel arms manufacturers who treated music a nice side project (and) weren’t (too) bothered about the shareholders.”