Published Dec 21, 2009Radiohead front-man Thom Yorke is recovering from his attempts to fix the world at last week's Copenhagen climate summit, leaving the band's Dead Air Space blog wide open for whomever feels like dropping their two cents. Guitarist Ed O'Brien made the best of this opportunity, posting a rant about climate change and some hints about a new Radiohead album.
On the website, O'Brien opened up about climate change, calling the current zeitgeist "The Age of Stupid," suggesting that big business is responsible for the Western World's lack of environmental responsibility.
In an effort to lighten the mood, he goes on to discuss the band's plans to record new material in the coming weeks. "The vibe in the camp is fantastic at present, and we head off into the studio in January to continue on from the work we started last summer," O'Brien writes. "I am so genuinely excited about what we're doing, but for obvious reasons I can't divulge anything more... Anyway, we all love surprises, don't we?"
He then compares the band's new material to their back catalogue, saying, "Ten years ago, we were all collectively (that's the band) in the land of Kid A... and although hugely proud of that record, it wasn't a fun place to be... What's reassuring now is that we are most definitely a different band, which should therefore mean that the music is different too and that is the aim of the game: keep it moving."
The whole post, including a list of O'Brien's favourite movies to watch over the Christmas break, can be viewed here.