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18th Jun 2015

Radiohead are taking their time on ninth album, but it will be worth it…

Lia Nicholls

Radiohead “are progressing” with their new album, but bear with them, it’s taking a while.

The hitmakers are twiddling the knobs in the studio working on their ninth album – the follow-up to 2011’s King of Limbs – but guitarist Jonny Greenwood admits they were apart for so long, it took a while to get back into the swing of things.

Speaking to Dutch website 3voor12, he said: “We didn’t do anything together for too long, so restarting took a lot of time.

“We’re working in periods now. This afternoon, Thom [Yorke] and I will work on a song we started yesterday, see what it will lead to.”


Though he didn’t share much information about the new record, Jonny revealed the group have been re-visiting 1996 track Lift, in keeping with their tradition of including a “very old” song on each album.

He explained: “What people don’t know is that there’s a very old song on each album, like Nude on In Rainbows. We never found the right arrangement for that, until then. Lift is just like that. When the idea is right, it stays right. It doesn’t really matter in which form.”

The last time they played Glastonbury was in 2011 for a secret set at the Park Stage, which saw fans charging up the hill to see them.

We’re definitely due another…