The band plan to showcase new material at the shows...

Radiohead are reportedly planning a low-key tour in summer 2002 to road test new material.

The group are currently taking a break following the conclusion of the world tour in support of this year’s ‘Amnesiac’ album.

In the time away, Radiohead have tentatively started working on new material, some of which featured in the later shows of the band’s world tour.

Now, in an interview with The Face magazine, the band revealed that they were considering three weeks worth of shows next August to work through some of the material live, as part of a campaign to release their sixth album at the start of 2003.

When asked if the group were planning any massive summer shows like an appearance at next year’s Glastonbury festival, guitarist Ed O’Brien said: “I’m not allowed to say (anything about) that! The idea is that we don’t want to do anything big. The idea is to be pretty self-indulgent – that means we’ll play new material. And I don’t think playing Glastonbury, or any festival, is conducive to that.”