Two separate articles have confirmed that Radiohead will begin work on their ninth studio album later this year. As reported by NME, Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood told BBC Radio 6 Music that the band would come together at the end of summer to start on the follow-up to 2011’s The King of Limbs.
“We’re taking some time out whilst people are doing some other stuff, doing their own things, and the plan is to get back together again end of the summer.” Greenwood told BBC (via NME).
Further and more specific information came from an article by African publication Mail & Guardian. The article, which focuses on Greenwood and the Children’s Radio Foundation, notes that, “Radiohead … are on a nine-month break until September when they will start work on their ninth album.”
As mentioned in Greenwood’s BBC quote “some other stuff” going on with Radiohead includes frontman Thom Yorke’s side project Atoms for Peace. Last month the supergroup, of sorts, put out their new single Judge Jury and Executioner.
Comprised of Yorke, Nigel Godrich and RHCP bassist Flea, along with Joey Waronker and Mauro Refosco, Atoms for Peace will release their debut album Amok 25th February.