Radiohead’s Thom Yorke: ‘We need to get away from releasing albums’

Radiohead’s front man, Thom Yorke insists that making another conventional album ‘would kill’ the band. Hinting that the band’s next album would stay far away from the usual, he said he still had time for the album as an art form.

Speaking to The Believer magazine he said, “None of us want to go into that creative hoo-ha of a long-play record again. Not straight off. Of their 2007 album ‘In Rainbows’, he said they worked on it because they had a fixed idea where they were going with it, but otherwise, he called it a ‘real drag’ and says they could not possibly dive into something like that again.

He also added that Radiohead should get away from releasing albums from the usual, traditional format and hinted they may release new music via EPS on online. On August 5th, Radiohead released ‘Harry Patch (In Memory Of) online.

Yorke and the band’s guitarist Jonny Greenwood have plans to include a batch of orchestral songs as an EP in their next album.

Radiohead recently headlined the Reading and Leeds Festivals, which took place in August.

An English alternative rock band from Oxfordshire, Radiohead consists of Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Colin Greenwood and Phil Selway. Their first single ‘Creep’ in 1992 was initially unsuccessful but rose to popularity following the release of their debut album ‘Pablo Honey’ in 1993. In 2005, the band was ranked number 73 in Rolling Stone’s list of ‘the greatest artists of all time’.