Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has undoubtedly crushed the hopes of a million fans who don’t read past the first paragraph in articles by stating that his band aren’t currently planning to release another album under conventional methods.
In fact, Yorke went on to explain that to release another batch of songs in that format would bring an end to Radiohead.
"None of us want to go into that creative hoo-ha of a long-play record again. Not straight off," he told The Believer magazine. "I mean, it’s just become a real drag. It worked with [2007 album] In Rainbows because we had a real fixed idea about where we were going. But we’ve all said that we can’t possibly dive into that again. It’ll kill us."
Now before you break out the razorblades, nooses and sleeping pills over such horrific news, it may be a good idea to read on. Yorke went on to hint that the band may release new music via EPs or online (as they did with their latest song, a tribute called "Harry Patch (In Memory Of" on August 5). The enigmatic vocalist also mentioned that he and fellow band member Jonny Greenwood have discussed plans to write songs for orchestra together, which is of nearly zero interest to a good 98 percent of their fan base, simply because their orchestrations sound nothing at all like actual Radiohead music – much like Jonny Greenwood’s scoring of There Will Be Blood.
In other news, Radiohead’s next performance in the UK will be at the Leeds Festival on August 29th.