Published Sep 24, 2010Despite Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood's recent essay discussing the possibilities of how to release the band's latest batch of tunes, a new interview with drummer Phil Selway suggests that things are actually still very much up in the air. Brace yourselves, everybody - Selway says that Radiohead might trash the whole thing.
The Canadian Press reports that the drummer will be getting together with the rest of the gang next Monday (September 27) to figure out if the tracks the band have recorded over the last year are worthy enough to follow up their incredible 2007 set In Rainbows.
"We've been working on material on and off for a year now and we've had the summer off, so yes, we're basically taking stock on Monday and seeing what we need to do with the material to move it to those final stages," Selway said. "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. Who knows, as I say, it's all up in the air at the moment."
Though his words aren't exactly the death knell for the compositions in question, this is a much glummer assessment than guitarist Ed O'Brien's claims last June that this could be ""the best record we've ever made."
As always, we'll be nervously waiting in the wings for the boys to make their decision.