Update: Greenwood has since posted the following statement on Radiohead.com:
“I think this italian writer has, either thorough over-enthusiasm, or frustration at all my non-committal answers, mistranslated me a little….in fact we haven’t quite finished the album – in the studio at the moment – nor have we yet considered any touring. The plan is to have no plan until the record is finished….hope that’s a little clearer!”
The surprise redesign of Radiohead‘s website gave us the first indication that a new album might be close, but now we have some actual words to back it up. Speaking recently with Rolling Stone Italia (via At Ease), Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood confirmed that the band is “almost finished” with the followup to 2007’s In Rainbows and plan to support the release with a “big tour.”
While Greenwood didn’t digress much on specific aspects of the album (he even admitted he tends to remove himself from the decision making process), the guitarist did say “10 pieces (tracks) maybe some more” would be included. Greenwood also noted that the band has yet to decide how to release the effort.
Stay tuned for more details, but I guess that goes without saying.