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New Radiohead LP "Definitely" Happening
Ben Hewitt , October 9th, 2009 07:42

Ed O'Brien confesses all...

Radiohead's Ed O'Brien has confirmed that the band will "definitely" return in 2010 with a new album.

The will-they-won't-they saga over Radiohead's recording future has rumbled throughout the summer, with Thom Yorke recently telling US publication The Believer: "None of us want to go into that creative hoo-ha of a long-play record again.

"It worked with In Rainbows because we had a fixed idea about where we were going. But we've all said that we can't possibly dive into that again. It'll kill us."

However, The Believer failed to include Yorke's caveat to his previous statement of "Not straight off", leading Ed O'Brien to tell NME: "We were misquoted. We will be making an album!"

"We're going into the studio in winter. It's always miserable! Are we at the whim of the seasons? We are! When you're in a studio in the countryside, the music you make is definitely affected by what season it is."

O'Brien, who confirmed that the record would be "typical Radiohead", also spoke of the band's passion for music released in a physical format, adding: "We love the artwork. That's really important, the physicality. We all like vinyl. That's not going to go away.

"I still like CDs as well. I got the Speech Debelle CD the other day. I nearly downloaded it from iTunes, but I thought, 'No, I want the physical thing.'"