Philip Selway Says Radiohead Has a ‘Full Schedule’ of Recording Planned for September
Selway appeared on the Talkhouse podcast in a conversation with Ghostpoet (the stage name for English musician Obaro Ejimiwe). During the first of the two-part podcast, Selway revealed that Radiohead have been working on a follow-up to 2011's The King of Limbs during breaks from their various side projects, including Selway's own tour behind his latest solo album, Weatherhouse.
“In between time, we’ve been working on Radiohead stuff,” Selway said. “That’s been going in fits and starts, but come September it just becomes quite a full schedule.”
Guitarist Jonny Greenwood previously said Radiohead's upcoming album will potentially include a song called “Lift.” Likewise, producer Nigel Godrich hinted in a tweet last month that they were mixing the album.
During the Talkhouse podcast, Selway also discussed how the band has evolved over its more than 20-year career. “For so long, we kind of played exclusively with each other and that takes you so far, so I suppose from album to album, you try to push yourself beyond your comfort zone,” the drummer said.
Later, he adds that the “methodology” they employed for The King of Limbs will likely change this time around -- in part due to their growth as a band, but he also attributes it to their “short attention spans.”
“We kind of change record to record, try and change the underlying approach to making music,” he said. “I think it’s something to do with short attention spans.”
Listen to the entire Talkhouse podcast below: