Published Jun 21, 2010The last we heard from Radiohead, the stadium-sized art rockers were allegedly completing their eighth album in a swanky L.A. studio. While those rumours were a little dubious, the fact remains that the band are nearly done the new album. Guitarist Ed O'Brien recently spoke with BBC 6 Music's Adam Buxton and revealed that the album will be completely finished in a matter of weeks.
Calling it "the best record we've ever made," O'Brien said, "We're in the heart of the record. It's genuinely exciting. It's very different from what we did last time. It's really nice to be doing this. It's so good to be making music with the band that you feel is still as good as it's ever been."
Asked when the album would drop, O'Brien said, "Ideally it would be great if it came out sometime this year. It has got to. I hope so. We're at the finishing line. When you're making a record, a film, write a book for ages and ages you think the finishing line is miles away. Now it feels it's in touching distance. But of course, it being a creative process, at the last bit also, you have bursts of energy, you achieve a lot of things in a small period of time and then you're nearly there...it might slow down. But yeah, hopefully it will be a matter of weeks."
The full interview, along with a mixtape made with O'Brien, can be heard on Adam Buxton's Big Mixtape. Stay tuned for more info on Radiohead's next album as we get it.