Perhaps Thom Yorke's railings from the Copenhagen climate talks have served as creative fuel to fire, or the band is ready for their new era... but Radiohead has announced that it is re-entering the studio next month.
In a blog post on the British group's Dead Air Space, guitarist and founding member Ed O'Brien relayed the following, in the middle of his own COP15 rant:
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 .. 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? 10 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.
As previously reported, the band had already been recording some material earlier in May with longtime collaborator Nigel Godrich. "It was very noisy and chaotic and really fun," bassist Colin Greenwood said on BBC.
This new effort would be the follow-up to 2007's "In Rainbows."