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 on a Talkhouse podcast in conversation with Obaro Ejimiwe — aka Ghostpoet — and confirmed that by September the band would be in full swing working on a new record. He talks about everything from his own insecurities as a drummer to not being able to separate from the concept of Radiohead itself, and reminisces on the band’s beginnings in the early ’90s. According to Selway, Radiohead weren’t as great live as he would’ve liked, and other bands intimidated him. Listen to first of two parts of the podcast below.

UPDATE: Part two of the Talkhouse podcast is now up, Selway discusses the future of music consumption, Apple Music (pre-Taylor Swift coup), and shares that he’s listening to Holly Herndon and Nadine Shah. Listen below.