The news was first revealed by Colin Greenwood in an interview with Africa’s Mail & Guardian, where he was promoting the Children’s Radio Foundation. As Mail & Guardian wrote, “[Radiohead] are on a nine-month break until September when they will start work on their ninth album.”
Greenwood further confirmed the news in an interview with BBC 6 Music earlier today (via NME). “We’re taking some time out whilst people are doing some other stuff, doing their own things, and the plan is to get back together again [at the] end of the summer,” Greenwood explained.
Meanwhile, Greenwood is celebrating World Radio Day (which is today) with the launch of a pop-up radio station, which you can listen to at Tune In. His bandmates, Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich, are gearing up to release the full-length debut from Atoms For Peace, Amok, due out February 26th via XL Recordings.