Radiohead fans rejoice. It has been reported that the band has shot a spanking new music video in Los Angeles with director Paul Thomas Anderson, the man behind the movie There Will Be Blood.
Radiohead is on course to release its ninth album, the follow-up to 2011’s The King of Limbs, and has announced a UK tour alongside a series of summer festival dates.
Fact.com has reported that in a new episode of author and stand-up comic Stefanie Wilder-Taylor’s podcast For Crying Out Loud she “let slip” that director Anderson filmed part of the new Radiohead video in her house.
Wilder-Taylor said: “Oh, this happened, I forgot to tell you! So, I’m at home and there’s a knock at the door… there’s a guy with a clipboard. I come to the door with a scowl on my face and the guy says, ‘Hey, we’re in the neighbourhood, we’re going to be shooting a music video.’ So now, I’m thinking you’re basically telling me – what happens a lot in my neighbourhood, because it’s a very typical suburban looking neighbourhood – I’m gonna be inconvenienced.”
“Then the guy goes – ‘it’s Radiohead!’ I can’t tell you anything about it. I’m guessing that’s the non-disclosure part. Between us girls, Radiohead – I don’t give a shit, I don’t get it. I’ve heard one song I don’t care about – ‘Creep’. Yeah, you’re a creep and a loser and you’re putting me to sleep.”
Wilder-Taylor, went on to say: “Here’s the cool part. Then the next day, the guy goes, I wanna bring the director by your house… this guy comes in, says ‘Hey, this is the director, Paul’… really normal looking guy. Then I say, ‘Hey, you look kind of familiar… Have we met?’ Do you make anything apart from music videos?… I was like, ‘Oh sh*t!’”
As of now, PR for Radiohead has offered no comment on the reports.
Radiohead’s long-time visual collaborator Stanley Donwood, who is behind some of the band’s most iconic visuals and artwork, recently confirmed he had heard the band’s new album saying that although it is not yet finished, it is “a work of art.”
Check out the confirmed live dates below:
Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall (May 20-21)
Paris, Le Zenith (May 23-24)
London, Roundhouse (May 26-28)
New York, Madison Square Garden (July 26-27)
Los Angeles, Shrine Auditorium (August 4, 8)
Mexico City, Palacio De Los Deportes (October 3-4)