Radiohead are going ‘to get together’ early this year

Radiohead are going to “get together” this year, drummer Phil Selway has revealed, adding they’re “going to start looking at other ideas for what comes next”.


His words, given in an interview to Spin magazine, might be brief, but are more than adequate enough to tantalise fans about the prospect of new music.

After all, it’s a considerably less cryptic message than some of the posts in the run-up to Radiohead’s last album, 2016’s A Moon Shaped Pool. And also more concrete than guitarist Ed O’Brien’s comments on The Line-Up Podcast last year, that Radiohead’s regrouping “might happen, but the other thing is… it might not”.

And whilst new music isn’t a guarantee, even the idea of the band being in the same room together, following various solo and other ventures – notably including The Smile with Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner – is welcome news.

Phil Selway

Phil Selway

The band’s last tour came in 2018 and they made a return of sorts to releasing in 2021 with KID A MNESIA – a triple album celebrating the release of Kid A and Amnesiac (released in October 2000 and May 2001, respectively) and some added unreleased tracks. 

Radiohead’s get-together could be a means to commemorate Hail To the Thief, which came out two decades ago this year. 

As Selway said in his interview: “We’re going to get together at the start of [2023], 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?”

It has indeed, Phil. And we wait with bated breath as to what Radiohead’s those “other ideas” will entail.

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