Radiohead have nearly finished new album, 2010 release date?

Well, if this isn’t astonishingly exciting. Radioheads Ed O’Brien has recently spent a little bit of time swanning around the very brilliant Adam Buxtons 6 Music radio show talking up the next Radiohead release. Speaking of the recording process he 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.”

After asking Ed if he had any idea of a release date he said this;

“No, 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.”

And finally speaking of previous names for Radiohead it turns out they used “On A Monday”, “Dearest”, “Shindig” and “Wise-up”. Radiohead might have been a good choice, then. You can hear the entire interview above which is stuffed with lots of interesting things that I haven’t written about here. Go on, treat yourself.

Alec