The band also confirm Australian dates for 2004...

Radiohead have announced they will tour Australia next year, and hinted that the band’s next major release may well be an EP.

Speaking to the Associated Press, singer Thom Yorke explained that the band have just completed their contract with Parlophone, leaving the band open to try new things.

Yorke explained that with their newfound freedom, and the changing methods of listening to music, it’s unlikely that the bands next release will be an album. “It’s always been album, album, album,” he said, “Things like iTunes and people splitting up tracks, I kind of think that’s good. I listen to music on random all the time.”

The band, whose new video for ‘2+2=5’ topped the NME Chart on MTV2 this week, are currently on a world tour promoting their latest album ’Hail To The Thief’, which has sold just under one million copies worldwide since its release in June.

The band, who have just finished touring North America, will spend the remainder of this year touring Europe, and as previously reported on NME.COM, will play two dates in Japan in April 2004.

The bands Australian dates announced so far are:

Melbourne Rod Laver Arena (April 26)

Sydney Entertainment Centre (date tbc)

Tickets go on sale on November 3. ’2+2=5’ is released in the UK on November 10.