Radiohead to Begin Work on New Album in September

Jonny Greenwood reveals that the band will soon hit the studio for their ninth studio album

Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead
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July 12, 2014 1:51 PM ET

It's been three years since Radiohead released The King of Limbs, but it looks like the band is on the verge of getting back in the studio together to record some long-awaited new music. Jonny Greenwood, the band's guitarist, dropped the news Saturday during an appearance on Mary Anne Hobbes' BBC 6Music show.

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"We're going to start up in September, playing, rehearsing and recording and see how it's sounding," Greenwood said, according to NME.

The band members have kept busy since taking a break from Radiohead after completing the tour for 2011's King of Limbs. Greenwood has continued work on orchestral film scores (including Paul Thomas Anderson's upcoming Inherent Vice) while frontman Thom Yorke toured with Atoms for Peace, his side project with Flea and Nigel Godrich. Drummer Philip Selway has been working on his second solo album, which he plans to release in October.

In an interview with Nashville Cream this past March, Greenwood dropped an earlier, vaguer hint that new Radiohead material would be on its way. "Well we’re meeting up at the end of the summer, and we'll make a plan," he said. "But, you know, we’re a slow-moving animal, always have been. I guess we’ll decide then what we do next."

The new record would mark Radiohead's ninth studio album. In the meantime, Greenwood will perform his score to There Will Be Blood live for the first time ever, in London this August before bringing the event to New York in September. 

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