Published Jul 20, 2010Around this time in June, we started flipping out after Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien made all kinds of claims about when the band's eighth album would be released, stating that "it would be great if it came out sometime this year. It has got to." Now, Radiohead drummer Phil Selway has delivered a few more details about where the band are in the album-making process, and while he's optimistic about the way things are going, he's not making any promises about when a record might drop.
Asked when the album was due in an interview with EW, Selway replied, "It's not finished yet. It's still ongoing. We like where we are so far."
Selway did mention that the band's sessions this year have been fruitful, but seems reluctant to put a period on them. They've been "very productive, very creative sessions. You don't want to start summing them up, though, until you've actually finished. I think that's when you get the real hindsight on it, and the real flavour of actually what went on."
He also responded to O'Brien's claims, sighing, "Oh, I don't know. We keep on hitting those points where you think, 'We're there.' And then [later] you think, 'No, it's not.' We're having a break from it at the moment. I'll be [promoting new solo album, Familial], and then we'll come back to it later in the summer and see where we are."
Things, it seems, are up in the air right now, but when it comes to Radiohead, that doesn't really matter. Perhaps you might recall being given just nine days notice for In Rainbows?