Radiohead’s manager, Brian Message, has reportedly revealed the band will release their next album in June, their first since 2011’s The King Of Limbs.
Speaking at an In Conversation event at the London bar, the Wanstead Tap, Message said the long-awaited album “will be like nothing you’ve ever heard”.
The news, not yet confirmed by the band or their label, comes after a series of moves that raised speculation about a forthcoming announcement. In October last year, Radiohead set up a new company, Dawn Chorus LLP.
The band also revealed new artwork when they announced a world tour in March, which will take in a series of headline shows and festival appearances. These are their first performances since The King Of Limbs tour winded down in 2012.
Furthermore, earlier this month, Radiohead’s B-sides and rarities began disappearing from streaming sites. This was the first step in the transfer of the band’s catalogue from the Parlophone label to the Beggars imprint XL Recordings.
There’s no further information about the album, or what format it will take, but the band will be performing the record during their headlining set at Primavera Sound. This takes place in Barcelona between Wednesday, June 1 and Sunday, June 5. It is unknown whether this will be the first time the album is performed on their tour, which begins in Amsterdam in May.