Radiohead are currently in the studio rehearsing for their upcoming festival appearances at the end of August. This time without a recent album out. But with last night’s leak of ‘These Are My Twisted Words‘ there are some hints that something new is on its way.
In an interview with The Australian, Jonny Greenwood said that Radiohead are still recording songs: “There’s a bunch of stuff slowly growing, some more finished than others.” The fact that not everything is finished, does not rule out a release. Jonny continues: “Traditionally we’d be looking for 10 or 11 songs and putting them together, but that doesn’t feel as natural as it used to, so I don’t know what we’ll do. Maybe we’ll find four songs that work together and we’ll call that a release. I don’t know. No one knows how to release music any more, including us,” he says. “How to put it together, in what format, how long. We’re in the dark as much as anyone I think.”
Last week we reported about Thom Yorke’s interview with the Believer where he stated that Radiohead are done with releasing full length albums for a while. Thom Yorke: “None of us want to go into that creative hoo-ha of a long-play record again. Not straight off. I mean, it’s just become a real drag. It worked with “In Rainbows” because we had a real fixed idea about where we were going. But we’ve all said that we can’t possibly dive into that again. It’ll kill us.”
Thom and Jonny’s quotes, the recent work in the studio and last night’s leak might point to a release sooner rather than later. ‘These Are My Twisted Words’ might be one of those four tracks Jonny mentioned. In the source files of the track that ended up on the message board, the title ‘Wall Of Ice’ was found twice as well as a release date of August 17, 2009. A digital release of Radiohead’s ‘Wall Of Ice EP’ this Monday, anyone?