UPDATE: Radiohead’s management company has issued this statement in regards to their forthcoming album.
At an industry event in London last night Brian Message was asked about new Radiohead music. Quotes attributed to him and taken from his talk have subsequently appeared, describing him as Radiohead’s manager. Brian Message is not Radiohead’s manager – he is a partner in Courtyard Management but plays no operational role, and therefore any quotes from last night’s event, or any supposition arising from them, should not be attributed to Radiohead’s management or be seen as official quotes on behalf of the group.
For months, there have been anticipatory murmurs about when the new Radiohead album will come out. It felt imminent, but there was no real concrete news, leaving fans to try and connect the dots as they waited for the follow up album to 2011’s The King of Limbs. Now, finally, we do have some hard facts about when the album will be out, and we won’t have to wait much longer.
Radiohead’s manager Brian Message was interviewed at an event being held at a pub in London. During the interview, Message let us all know when to expect the new album, saying, “the new Radiohead album out in June will be like nothing you’ve ever heard.”
So there you have it. No more need to speculate or to read the tea leaves. Radiohead’s new album will be out at some point in June, or at least that is the plan for now. Until an official release date is dropped, there is always the potential for a delay. However, given how long we have been hearing about the band working on the album, one imagines they wouldn’t allow this news out unless they were confident in their release schedule. Of course, the fact that Message said the album will be like “nothing you’ve ever heard” is not exactly going to lower expectations for excited fans.