Radiohead fans have been anxiously awaiting news of a reunion for the band and it looks like – at least in some way – their wait may soon be over.
Drummer Phil Selway recently revealed that the band plans to “get together” in early 2023, two decades after the release of their ‘Hail To The Thief’ LP.
Selway spoke to Spin about the band’s plans, saying: “We’ve been very focused on the whole ‘Kid A’ /’Amnesiac’ thing, and I think that’s coming to its natural conclusion, going back through the reissue and [creating] the game scenario around that. We’re going to get together at the start of , and I’m sure we’re going to start looking at other ideas for what comes next. ‘Hail To The Thief’ — it’s a long time since that record, isn’t it?”
Radiohead’s last studio album was released in 2016, titled ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’, and their last tour was in 2018. In 2021, the band released ‘KID A MNESIA’, a triple album celebrating their ‘Kid A’ and ‘Amnesiac’ records.
Guitarist Ed O’Brien spoke about the band’s future last year, saying: “It might happen, but the other thing is… it might not. And does that matter? There’s no Radiohead at the moment. There’s a truth to what we do, so we’re not going to be one of those bands that gets together for the big payday.”
He added: “The thing with Radiohead, we could do something in a couple years. We might not. But I think what it has to be, it has to be five people going, ‘I really want to do this again with you.’ And I think at the moment, because we’ve done it for so long, we’re all reaching out and having different experiences. And that should be allowed, and that should be encouraged.”
Since their last album, members Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood have formed new band The Smile, who released their debut album, ‘A Light For Attracting Attention’ last summe. Selway will also be releasing a new solo album, ‘Strange Dance’, next month.