Given Radiohead front man Thom Yorke’s statement to NME last year that another full album would “kill” Radiohead, it was a surprise when fellow band member Ed O’Brien later announced that the band would begin recording their eighth album.
In a post on the band’s website in December last year, O’Brien said that the band would return to the the studio in January. O’Brien wrote that it was “reassuring” that the band was “most definitely a different band” to what it was whilst recording their forth album ‘Kid A’, suggesting that the band’s stylistic movement was “the aim of the game” in music.
And history tells us that when Radiohead moves onto another album their website moves with it. On the Radiohead website, ‘Dead Air Space’, there is a section for old websites under the Orwellian name of “Memory Hole”. This includes websites designed specifically for the release of many of their previous albums including ‘Hail to the Thief’, ‘Amnesiac’, ‘Kid A’, and ‘OK Computer’. Their second most recent design tied directly in with the cover art of their seventh album ‘In Rainbows’, and now it has changed again.
Although this doesn’t explicitly mean that the band is to release another full album, the redesign shows that with the January recordings Radiohead has made a definite step from their last album.
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