Radiohead ‘Could Scrap Album’
Band members meet on Monday to decide fate of In Rainbows follow-up...
Radiohead are reconvening on Monday after a summer apart to decide the future of their next album.
Drummer Phil Selway has admitted the Oxford band are unsure if the follow-up to In Rainbows is ready for release or even if it will ever see the light of day.
“We've been working on it on and off for a year now. And we've moved a long way,” the drummer explained. “But we've had a break over the summer from it, so we're getting back together next week and listening to it with fresh ears. And who knows how we'll respond to it. It's all up in the air.
"We might get back together on Monday and after discussing stuff we might just throw this all out and say maybe we need to go back to the drawing board,” he continued. “Who knows? It's all up in the air at the moment."
Selway revealed the songwriting process has been “quite the opposite” from their last LP. "We've used a very different methodology than In Rainbows. But that's just like every record we do – the pendulum always swings back the other way from the previous record."
He added the band didn’t feel pressured to repeat ‘pay what you think it’s worth’ scheme they pioneered for their 2007 release. "I don't think we're feeling encumbered by that. That method of release was something that really excited us at the time. And it felt very appropriate to In Rainbows. But we've done that. And whatever we finish will probably lead us in a very different direction again in terms of how we release it."