Get ready for a huge year ahead, Radiohead fans - the end looks nigh on the new album with 'lots of stuff' recorded and the band 'hoping to tour' the album next year.
We've been waiting very patiently since 2011's The King Of Limbs, feeding ourselves on hints, teasers, tidbits and photos from the band hard at work in the studio. Radiohead have been working on album No.9 on and off for much of the last year, hibernating in the studio to finish it off since September - but now, work seems to be nearing completion.
But, at first there was some confusion.
"We have finished recording of the new album but we keep reevaluating the work we’ve done," guitarist Johnny Greenwood was originally believed to have told Russia’s Silver Radio, report local fans on Reddit). “We hope we’ll get it right soon, and after that we’ll start planning the next year’s tour.”
This however, was soon cleared up with irksome Tweets from Greenwood and frontman Thom Yorke:
@thomyorke yes....some over enthusiastic translation from these Chicagoan types.— Jonny Greenwood (@JnnyG) October 15, 2015
@coslive nice mistranslation going on....what I actually said: lots has been recorded, and we're about to go through it all....— Jonny Greenwood (@JnnyG) October 15, 2015
@coslive ...to see if it's any good. And we HOPE to tour next year: no plans confirmed yet. Sorry for the over enthusiastic translator....:/— Jonny Greenwood (@JnnyG) October 15, 2015
Back in September, collaborator Robert Ziegler has tweeted pictures of the band in the studio including images which show the band working with a full string orchestra. These photos have sinced been removed from Ziegler's Twitter profile.
See the photos of Radiohead in the studio below
Ziegler worked with the band on their last full-length, The King of Limbs, in 2011. There are no concrete facts about the album but judging by the increased reports from the band, the recording process is definitely in full-swing if not reaching the final stages.
Meanwhile, the band are also among the rumoured headliners for Glastonbury 2016.