Friday, October 14, 2011
Radiohead to record King of Limbs follow-up in December
Radiohead will return to the studio later this year to record the follow-up to The King of Limbs. After a handful of gigs in America, the band are also planning a tour next year – with an additional drummer.
Clive Deamer, who has played with Portishead, Jeff Beck and Hawkwind, is now a core component of Radiohead's touring team. He made his live debut with Phil Selway at Glastonbury this summer, but since joining the band in New York, Radiohead are planning their next tour based on his availability. For most of this year, one of Radiohead's managers explained, Deamer was on the road with Portishead. "He wasn't available," Chris Hufford told Rolling Stone magazine, "and it's why we couldn't go out on tour until next year."
It's not clear if Deamer will join the band in the studio. "We can get things together quite rapidly at the moment," Yorke said. They have planned recording sessions for December and January, and at least one song – Come to Your Senses – is nearly finished. "It's a five-minute rehearsal, but it has the essence of what we need," he said. "There are a few of those. It would be fun to have them ready when we go to play next year. I don't know how we would release them."
Yorke is also trying to finish his next solo album, Atoms for Peace. Although he recorded last year with his touring band, including Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea, Yorke and producer Nigel Godrich weren't satisfied with the results. "Some of it worked," Godrich said. "[But] we also went back to some of the electronic stuff … We're waiting for the lightning bolt to strike." Yorke added: "It's not good enough yet … [We] were excited about it for so long, then we kind of lost our way."
Yorke's first solo album, The Eraser, was released in 2006. Radiohead's first remix album was released earlier this week.