Colin Greenwood Says New Radiohead Album Is Up In The Air
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.22.2014
In an interview with Drowned In Sound, Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood said that plans for a new Radiohead album, the follow-up to 2011's King of Limbs are "up in the air". Here are highlights:
On the status of the next Radiohead album: "I don't really know. It's all up in the air at the minute. Thom's just come back from touring Atoms For Peace and he's having some quiet time. I'm sorry to be vague but we're all just taking it easy at the moment. Just enjoying being at home and hanging out really. But at the same time, the vibe is very much Oxford and all good! It's like that. I wish I could say we were going to start work and put something out then spend twelve months on the road touring but we're just enjoying being at home right now. We had the best time when spent the last two years touring The King Of Limbs. We all really enjoyed that. It was a really positive time. We definitely want to do it all again but we've just got to give it some time for the dust to settle."
On if there are any new songs ready: "I don't know. I think we'd have to revisit them and finish things. I think generally we work best when we're all together for a long period of time. But then I say something like that and think back to when we recorded 'Lucky' in under a day at some studio in South London so I don't know... What I'm trying to say is everyone's very happy and positive and looking forward to the next adventure."
On how his first solo show compared to playing with the band: "It was fine. I did it for a friend of mine, Patrick, who I've known for a very long time. He asked if I'd be up for doing it and I said yes straightaway. I'd seen Cindy Blackman do something similar on drums for a menswear collection show. I watched it back afterwards with my manager at his house, and it was really good. It went a bit noodly at the end but everything else seemed to work quite well. Because it was for someone else it was a little scary but then at the same time there wasn't the same amount of pressure as doing a Radiohead show either."