Thom Yorke Proclaims Radiohead is Done Making Albums, Nickelback Doesn't Get Hint

Of all the bands that could announce they were done making albums, Radiohead is one of the last names you wanted to here.

Yes, that’s right, Radiohead has announced they have no plans to release another album… ever.

Radiohead is Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, and Phil Selway.

Radiohead is Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, and Phil Selway.

“None of us want to go into that creative hoo-ha of a long-play record again. Not straight off … It worked with In Rainbows because we had a real 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,” mumbled the band’s leader Thom Yorke.

Before you panic, they aren’t quitting music altogether, instead they are just going to focus on download-only singles and EP.

“…obviously, there’s still something great about the album… In Rainbows was a particular aesthetic and I can’t bear the idea of doing that again. Not that it’s not good, I just can’t … bear … that.”

Understandable, but something tells us Yorke could barely endure a seraglio and lifetime supply of smokes.

Thom York of Radiohead.

Thom York of Radiohead.

This switcheroo is interesting since hitherto, Radiohead has been a champion of the album format and they’ve insisted that their albums be downloaded in a homogenous fashion.

Yorke and company is contemplating an EP of orchestral works which has historically been the type of project the band has been against doing.

“Jonny and I have talked about sitting down and writing songs for orchestra … and then doing a live take of it and that’s it – finished. You think, ‘Do you want to do a whole record like that? Or do you just want to get stuck into it for a bit and see how it feels?'”

Earlier this month, Radiohead released a song called “Harry Patch (In Memory Of).” It was a tribute to the recently deceased Harry Patch, the last surviving soldier to have fought in the trenches of the First World War. The song was available for download via the band’s website. Proceeds from the sale of the single were donated to the British Legion. Next month the band plans to release a single about Second Boer War.

This article is indebted to Sean Michaels at the guardian.co.uk.
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