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Phil Selway Discusses Radiohead History, New Album With Ghostpoet On Talkhouse Podcast

Radiohead multi-instrumentalist Jonny Greenwood has meted out brief updates about the band’s follow-up to 2011’s King Of Limbs, including the news that they’re working on a new version of ’90s unreleased relic “Lift.” Now, the band’s drummer (and solo artist in his own right), Phil Selway, has also commented on their progress. He appeared o… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 25, 2015 - 5:02 pm

Watch Radiohead’s Philip Selway Play Two Songs On Kimmel

Philip Selway will always be best-known as Radiohead’s drummer. But in recent years, he’s also carved out a nice lane for himself by releasing a couple of graceful, reflective solo singer-songwriter albums. The latest of those, Weatherhouse, came out last year. And last night, Selway was on Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform a couple of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 18, 2015 - 10:06 am

Q&A: Radiohead’s Philip Selway Remembers The Bends

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Radiohead’s first classic album, The Bends, and in honor of the occasion we’ve declared it Radiohead Week at Stereogum. Our array of features will include an Anniversary writeup of the album later this week, but first, we asked drummer Philip Selway (second from left) to share some of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 9, 2015 - 11:32 am

Check Out New Radiohead Sounds & Visuals In Updated PolyFauna App

In a new interview with BBC Radio 6 Music, Radiohead’s Phil Selway told Mary Anne Hobbs, “There’s always that sense that [Radiohead’s] best record is still to come. There’s still a lot creativity we can do together.” He also told NME they’ll hit the studio this month. Until we hear what they come up with,… More »

By: James Rettig / September 2, 2014 - 9:51 am

Philip Selway – “Coming Up For Air” Video

Radiohead drummer Philip Selway is getting ready to release Weatherhouse, his second album as a solo singer-songwriter, and lead single “Coming Up For Air” is a fine piece of way-out psych-pop that sounds something like a song his band might’ve recorded during that stretch between The Bends and OK Computer. Selway’s gleaming dome never show… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 31, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Philip Selway – “Coming Up For Air”

Radiohead drummer Philip Selway will release Weatherhouse, his follow-up to 2010 solo debut Familial, this fall. The lead single is “Coming Up For Air,” which could definitely pass for something Thom Yorke wrote except it’s sung in breathy, slightly muted tones instead of quavering superhuman falsetto. It matches atmospherics with rhythmic tension to hypnotic effect,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 24, 2014 - 4:12 pm

Phil Selway – “Running Blind”

Phil Selway ushered in his solo recording career with last year’s LP Familial. The Radiohead drummer held back four tracks written for that album’s recording sessions, and has re-recorded them with a full band for a separate, new EP titled Running Blind. The title track features Phil in a fingerpicked and intimate mode, with minimal,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 5, 2011 - 1:10 pm

End Of The Road Festival 2010 In Photos

This past weekend Larmer Tree Gardens, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, hosted the fifth annual End Of The Road Festival. This year’s lineup continued the festival’s peripheral deviation from its folk, Americana, and alt-country roots, featuring Yo La Tengo, Black Mountain, Caribou, Iron & Wine, the Antlers, Wilco, Modest Mouse, Wolf Parade, The New Pornographers, Cymbals Eat… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 13, 2010 - 4:19 pm

Phil Selway – “By Some Miracle” Video

The hushed and modest Phil Selway single “By Some Miracle” gets a minimal video with a (slight) twist ending. In fact, it reminded me a little bit of the video for “Just.” The clip was directed by David Altobelli. He’s also directed videos for M83 and School Of Seven Bells. More »

By: jessica / September 9, 2010 - 2:03 pm

Phil Selway – “By Some Miracle” (Plus Videos Of Thom & Jonny At Glasto)

Radiohead drummer Phil Selway will release his debut solo album, Familial in August. We previously heard “The Ties That Bind Us” and album closer “The Witching Hour,” and he also played some of the songs at a show in Portugal in April. There’s a stream of the album’s first single “By Some Miracle” on hi… More »

By: jessica / June 30, 2010 - 6:07 pm

Download New Phil Selway Live In Portugal

As we mentioned a ways back, Radiohead drummer Phil Selway is working on a solo collection. Last week he did a show, and some of those solo songs, with fellow 7 Worlds Collide member Lisa Germano at Casa da Música in Porto, Portugal. Ash Tapes was there and recorded the entire night. As they put… More »

By: brandon / April 12, 2010 - 9:46 am

New 7 Worlds Collide (Ed O’Brien/Neil Finn/Jeff Tweedy/Johnny Marr) – “Bodhisattva Blues” (Stereogum Premiere)

At this point most fans of Radiohead are aware that 7 Worlds Collide is a true-to-the-definition supergroup involving all the people listed in the above headline as well as Phil Selway and others who aren’t. What you might’ve forgotten is that 7 Worlds Collide began as the good-will project of Neil Finn. The first document… More »

By: brandon / August 31, 2009 - 10:00 am

New Phil Selway (Radiohead) – “The Witching Hour” (Live In London)

Along with packing a mouthful of a contributing artist list, Neil Finn’s 7 Worlds Collide project has introduced us to the world of Phil Selway: Singer-Songwriter via the Radiohead drummer’s singing and songwriting of “The Ties That Bind Us.” That song appears on the Finn/Tweedy/Marr/Selway/O’Brien/etc. “supergroup”‘s The Sun Came Out LP tracklist, as does another… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 20, 2009 - 5:28 pm

Take A Listen To 7 Worlds Collide, AKA The Radiohead Wilco Johnny Marr Neil Finn Supergroup

As we told you this past fall (and again, later), Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien and Philip Selway rejoined ex-Crowded Housed Neil Finn for part two of his 7 Worlds Collide project. The inaugural project, recorded back in 2001, included O’Brien and Selway along with Eddie Vedder, Johnny Marr, Lisa Germano, Soul Coughing’s Sebastian Steinberg, and Neil’… More »

By: brandon / July 30, 2009 - 3:13 pm

Jeff Tweedy Covers Radiohead

Yesterday we got a rare glimpse of Phil Selway singer-songwritering at one of the 7 Worlds Collide shows in Auckland this week. As mentioned, the series yielded something just as rare and even more bloggable in Jeff Tweedy’s take on “Fake Plastic Trees.” And here it is. The world-collision quota is nearly fulfilled by thi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 8, 2009 - 10:25 am

Radiohead’s Phil Selway, In Singer-Songwriter Mode For “The Ties That Bind Us”

Courtesy of, we have some acceptable footage of Mr. Selway fingerpicking his way through a droning little acoustic number from a live performance in New Zealand last night. The YouTube label has 7 Worlds Collide affixed, which is the title of a 2001 album culled from various performances spearheaded by Crowded House’s Neil Fi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 7, 2009 - 2:42 pm

Oh, boy. So in the last hour or so (read: the time since we’ve been having backend tech issues today), fired up with some seriously awesome bits. Like Thom spinning M.I.A.. And then Thom spinning !!!’s “Heart Of Hearts,” spasmodically dancing as only he knows how. And then, well, we’ll explain. First we’re publishing… More »

By: Stereogum / November 9, 2007 - 5:30 pm