Radiohead say they ‘want to finish’ work on new album

Drummer Philip Selway talks band's ninth record

Radiohead drummer Philip Selway has discussed the progress of the band’s next album.

The group’s upcoming ninth album will be their follow-up to 2011’s ‘The King Of Limbs’, with guitarist Jonny Greenwood recently confirming that they’re working in the studio “in periods” and that restarting the process “took a lot of time”.

Selway previously stated that work on the album would “become a full schedule” during September. Now, he’s confirmed to the Press Association that the band are “back into” working on the LP.


“We’ve got quite a busy autumn coming up,” Selway said. “We want to finish a record and that’s where we’re at. We’re just launching ourselves into it.”

He added, “Being asked about Radiohead never becomes a tiresome question; the fact that people are still interested, that can only be a wonderful thing.”


Speaking previously about what to expect from the album, the drummer said, “For so long we kind of played exclusively with each other and that takes you so far, so I suppose from album to album you try to push yourself beyond your comfort zone.”

Selway continued, “We kind of change record to record, try and change the underlying approach to making music.” He also referred to the band’s “short attention span”.

Meanwhile, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke recently revealed that he will compose new music for an upcoming production of Harold Pinter’s Old Times in New York.