Ah BBC, so wily with their broadcasting of British communications all the time. After Radiohead’s interview with 6 Music, bbc.co.uk ran a madly re-blogged article subtitled: “The band tell 6 Music about their plans to finish another new record.” That’s fair, they do talk about that. But about this large-fonted pullquote:
“We’ve finished the main bulk of it and we’re off to Japan in a couple of weeks to finish it off.” Colin Greenwood
Objection: misleading the internet. The “it” they’ve finished the “main bulk of,” and they’re “off to Japan in a couple of weeks to finish,” is very likely not an album, but their current tour. See? The final dates for this year are in Japan, in a couple of weeks. Fire your pullquote editor on contextual grounds. (Or, give your pullquote editor a raise. Congrats on the traffic!) That said, the band clearly have their minds on an In Rainbows followup. Said RadioEd:
We’re still talking about doing some stuff and we’re really excited about it. First we came off tour to do some writing and we wanted to just carry on doing it because it was so brilliant.
So they’re still talking about it, which is good news. And they want to carry on doing it, which is brilliant. As Radiohead’s said repeatedly, this next one’s pricing probably will not be up to you, no really, and it also probably won’t win the Mercury Prize (again). However, it definitely will be good traffic for everyone, with or without the misleading pullquotes.
[Picture of Ed O’Brien looking unfairly handsome at Lolla ’08.]