Radiohead fans still waiting for new album (Updated 06/13/2014)
Back in February 2013, Colin Greenwood said he expected Radiohead to start work on its ninth studio album at the end of the summer. While said album has yet to materialize, the members of Radiohead were excited to take a 'proper break' for a while.
All was fairly quiet from that point, at least until you fast forward to February 2014 when Radiohead released the "Polyfauna" ap for Android and iOS phones. The release was an experimental collaboration between the band and the British digital arts studio Universal Everything, and uses imagery and music from the "King of Limbs" sessions.
It was confirmed by Jonny Greenwood in early April that Radiohead would regroup to discuss plans for the long-awaited new studio album. In an interview with NME he said the "slow moving animal" (that would be Radiohead) would "meet up at the end of summer" to make plans for the future. He did note that the band members remain focused on side projects, and thus there is no timetable for the reunion.
Greenwood himself has spent the last year taking part in a pretty cool project, spending time writing scored music for small string groups. Namely, he had a residency with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and more recently worked with the London Contemporary Orchestra. He also played one show with the LCO at the Wapping Project in London, and on Saturday June 14 will play at the wind tunnels in Farnborough, Hampshire (though neither space is intended for concerts).
Thom Yorke sours on Spotify, streaming music (Updated July 18, 2013)
Listings from the fastest-growing music-streaming service in the world will be looking a little more spot-y these days, thanks in large part to the frontman of Radiohead.
Singer Thom Yorke announced via Twitter on July 14, 2013 that his music would be pulled from Spotify, reigniting what has been a long-running debate about music-streaming services and low revenue payouts. And it was Yorke specifically who has accused the service, which has 25 million active users, of paying artists as little as 4 cents per stream.
Yorke's solo efforts have thus been expunged from Spotify, but Radiohead albums will remain on the service under a previous licensing deal with EMI. But it's a debate that has put Yorke, and thus Radiohead, back in the spotlight over what's fair and unfair to musicians looking to make a decent payout for streaming music.
On a different front, Yorke recently talked about plans for his future as well as Radiohead's. He told Interview magazine that his original plan was to take a year off, but that Johnny Greenwood has "film stuff" going on and Phil Selway is doing a record. He also noted that the band is doing "bits and bobs" due to a "mountain of unfinished chords and ideas and words."
Translation? While there's nothing on the table since the day Radiohead recorded two new songs with White Stripes guitarist Jack White, Yorke and Goodrich released a studio album "Amok" with their band Atoms for Peace. That tour began in July.
Heavy keyboard medleys, choppy guitar rhythms and anomalous percussion combine to form the eccentric sound of one of England's biggest bands. One can argue it may not define the group's signature sonancy, but for Thom York (vocals, guitar), Ed O'Brien (guitar, vocals), Jonny Greenwood (guitar), Colin Greenwood (bass), and Phil Selway (drums), the combination has proven staying power. These are the members of Radiohead, a band formed as students at Oxford University in 1988 and still churning out electronic-tinged hits more than two decades later.
Once known as a young act with a few decent songs, Radiohead found stardom with its debut single "Creep" in 1992. It became a global hit several months after the release of freshman album, "Pablo Honey," and the United Kingdom really took notice of the group with sophomore follow-up "The Bends" in 1995. Two years later "OK Computer" gave them true international fame.
Radiohead have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, with sales in the 1990s and 2000s finding critical acclaim. This includes the projects "Kid A" (2000), "Amnesiac" (2001) and "Hail to the Thief," with that 2003 album marking the band's last release for major record label, EMI. A seventh album, "In Rainbows" was made available to fans as a digital download in 2007, and "The King of Limbs" was released independently in 2011.
Known for their endless touring, tragedy befell the band on June 16, 2012 when drum technician Scott Johnson was killed and three other crew members were injured when the stage collapsed at Downsview Park in Toronto before concert-goers entered the grounds. The show was cancelled and Radiohead's next tour dates in Europe were rescheduled. Radiohead paid tribute to Johnson and their stage crew at their next concert, which took place in Nîmes, France in July.
Radiohead's Philip Selway Reveals New Video, Tour Dates
Radiohead’s drummer Philip Selway released his sophomore solo EP, Weatherhouse, on October 7 via Bella Union, and he’s just unveiled a video for the single, “Around Again” (you can view it below). In addition to the single, Selway has also added some tour dates! He’ll start off in Amsterdam, NL at Paradiso Noord on February…Read more
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