When last we heard from Radiohead back in November, the band had just hit the studio to begin work on their ninth studio album. In a new interview with Drowned in Sound, drummer Phil Selway offered a brief progress report on the record, saying it was “coming along nicely.”
“We worked throughout the autumn up to just before Christmas,” Selway explained, “and now we’re just taking some time away for other projects.” He added that the band plans to reconvene in March and “we’ll make an assessment of where we are then, but we’ve been excited about what we’ve been doing so far. It’s by no means finished yet, so we’ve got a way to go. It’s been a productive time though.”
Selway wouldn’t give a timetable for the album’s release, saying, “I wouldn’t want to start to predict that kind of thing in a Radiohead schedule because you can find yourself six months down the line saying ‘I wish I hadn’t have said that actually!'”
Whenever it finally does surface, the album will serve as the follow-up to 2011’s The King of Limbs.