Radiohead has taken a back seat lately but Thom Yorke has now revealed what the future has in store for the band. Word has it they may revisit their albums ‘Kid A‘ and ‘Amnesiac‘.
Yorke told the magazine Crack that things needed to feel “natural” for Radiohead to regroup. He said: “We’re 50 now, most of us, so these things have to feel natural, they have to feel right,” adding: “We haven’t scheduled this, this and this. I do really miss doing the shows. I felt like we got into a really good place when we did Glastonbury and toured South America.”
Yorke also explained that he had found a wealth of archive material from the ‘Kid A’ and ‘Amnesiac’ era that the band has been revisiting.
Going into detail he said: “Recently, I’ve been going through the ‘Kid A’ and ‘Amnesiac’ stuff with the others,” adding: “We were all a bit mad by the end of that period. We went through the whole crazy ‘OK Computer’ period and I became catatonic at the end of it. Then we worked really hard for a year and a half with really not that many breaks and it was really intense. We didn’t know what the fuck we were doing, and I was refusing to rehearse anything! Imagine, if you will, the chaos.”
He continued: “I recently found this box file of all the faxes I was sending and receiving from Stanley [Donwood, visual artist] about the artwork and they’re hilarious. I’ve got all this stuff, pages and pages and photocopies, that I just left strewn around the studios.
“Nigel picked them up and thought, ‘We’d better keep these.’ I was so focused and at the same time angry, confused, paranoid. I’m looking at all these people involved, going ‘Who the fuck are these people?!’ We’re going to do something really cool with all that material.”
Radiohead’s last album release was ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ released in 2017.