Jonny and Colin Greenwood and talk to NME.COM on the new album and playing Benicassim...
RADIOHEAD are set to return to the studio in September in
LOS ANGELES after the remainder of their Spanish/Portugese tour.
Talking to NME.COM prior to their headline slot on Saturday night (July 13) at Benicassim, guitarist Jonny Greenwood said: “We’re going to LA to record the new album. No, LA’s not very ‘Radiohead‘, but we recorded the last album in a cold northern Europe location because we thought it was us. It wasn’t. So we’ll try this.”
Joking about it being a West Coast album in the style of The Eagles or Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jonny said:”Well Phil’s
(Selway, drummer)singing, so it could work out that way.”
He said that the tour of Europe had been great fun but that headlining Benicassim was different: “It’s not our gig so we won’t be playing a load of new songs just one or two.”
In the end Radiohead played exactly that; ‘Punch Up At A Wedding’ in the middle of the set and set opener for all the shows on the tour so far ‘There, There’ as an encore.
Speaking backstage afterwards, Colin Greenwood told NME.COM: “I’m glad people enjoyed it but the sound wasn’t that good. I’m looking forward to the last three dates. “
He also enthused about Primal Scream‘s Mani: “He’s a fantastic bass player.”
The full set list was:
‘The National Anthem’
‘Dollars & Cents’
‘I Might Be Wrong’
‘Exit Music (For A Film)’
‘A Punch Up At A Wedding’
‘Fake Plastic Trees’
‘Everything in its Right Place’
Although Radiohead headlined Primal Scream played afterwards with an aggressive set featuring the cream of new album ‘Evil Heat’.
Paul Weller played a set featuring songs from his forthcoming album ‘Illumination’ and crowd-pleasers including ‘Woodcutter’s Son’ and ‘Peacock Suit’. His band featured Ocean Colour Scene’s Damon Minchella and Steve Cradock on bass and guitar respectively – generally considered to be the classic Paul Weller band.
Meanwhile, Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals dismissed rumours that the band were splitting following the cancellation of a series of gigs after a lacklustre performance supporting New Order at Finsbury Park: “It’s our soundman – we had to pull the gigs otherwise his wife threatened to leave him. After he left her with the kids in a campsite in Brittany when we played Glastonbury, he’s been in big trouble. The New Order gig was miserable, it was raining and we played a slow set, but today was much better.”
Super Furry Animals played a rousing set which included an energetic ‘Man Don’t Give A Fuck’, Gruff gushed about the festival: “It’s my favourite – free beer, swimming pool backstage – we always ask to play.”
Belle And Sebastian received a rapturous welcome to a set that included a transcendant version of ‘Lazy Line Painter Jane’ with
Monica Queen on vocals, and a group of girls pulled from the crowd to dance for the glorious show finale ‘Legal Man’. They also played new song ‘Roy Walker’.