THOM YORKE has said the band’s new album ‘AMNESIAC’ will not be released before June, as they want to “give it a fair chance within the giant scary cogs of the bullshit machine”.
Speaking in a posting on the official Radiohead messageboard at [url=]www.radiohead.com, Yorke said that although June “is a long time to wait ” for the follow-up to ‘Kid A’, the decision has been made because the band “need time to finish artwork (and) to produce film work that goes with it”.
He continued: “We are really proud of ‘Amnesiac’ and we want to give it a fair chance within the giant scary cogs of the bullshit machine. This means oiling greasy palms in clever manner. This will take a minimum of four months to do effectively. Apparently.”
Elsewhere, Yorke defended the three-year hiatus following the release of ‘OK Computer’, and recent release ‘Kid A’, saying it was “something that we had to do”. He said that the alternative was “nothing again ever”. He added: “If you are saying that we did fuck all for three years I guess in a way you’re right. It’s something like two minutes of music a month that ended up on both records. Which is a joke.”