Radiohead are not disappoint on missing out on a Mercury Prize. Philip Selway speaks out on the award and future Glastonbury appearances.
In an interview with BBC 6Music, Philip Selway said “It would sound churlish to say we don’t care. The Radiohead drummer added: “But when we were putting out ‘Kings Of Limbs’ we knew it probably wasn’t our most immediate record.”
The prestigious Mercury Prize revealed its nominations earlier this week, but the prize for British album will not go to Radiohead as The King Of Limbs was not included in the nominations. Since OK Computer every Radiohead album (except for Kid A) received a nomination. However, despite all the nominations the band never won the award.
Philip on The King Of Limbs: “It was important for us to make that record in that way but it wasn’t put out with a view to getting Mercury nomination. So not being nominated isn’t a huge disappointment really.”
On Glastonbury festival organiser’s statement that the festival probably wouldn’t last more than three editions Selway said: “That would be an enormous shame. It gets better year on year. I know there’s a fallow year next year and one planned for the year after but I’d be surprised if that was it.”
“Maybe it’s like when they said they’d take Heinz salad cream off the market and then didn’t, just to get people’s interest up, or [BBC] 6 Music.” He denied that the band had any plans to play the festival in 2013, NME penned down.
Next up for Philip Selway is the release of his new EP, Running Blind, this Monday.