NME has an interview with Philip Selway this week. The Radiohead drummer will release his debut album on August 30, but hasn’t asked his frontman for songwriting advice.
When asked if it was daunting being in a band with Yorke, Selway said, “Oh yeah, of course! I think he’s one of the best songwriters around, it’s a very high benchmark to have, a very high bar to have set for you. But everybody in the band has been very supportive [of my solo work].” Despite rating Yorke so highly, Selway said he wasn’t tempted to ask him for advice when writing his own album. “Not really,” he shrugged when asked if he sought some words of wisdom from Yorke. “I’m probably not the best person at taking advice…”
The full interview is available in this week’s NME.