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Radiohead to ‘get together’ early this year, says Philip Selway

The band's latest album, 'A Moon Shaped Pool', came out in 2016

By Tom Skinner

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Radiohead. CREDIT: Press

Radiohead are set to “get together” early this year, according to their drummer Philip Selway.

The Oxford band’s ninth and most recent studio album, A Moon Shaped Pool, was released back in 2016. Thom Yorke and co. last performed live together in the summer of 2018, per Setlist.FM.

During a recent interview with Spin, Selway talked about whether Radiohead will mark the 20th anniversary of their sixth full-length record Hail To The Thief in 2023, and touched upon the group’s wider plans.

“We’ve been very focused on the whole Kid A/Amnesiac thing, and I think that’s coming to its natural conclusion, going back through the reissue and [creating] the game scenario around that,” he explained.

“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?”

Last summer, guitarist Ed O’Brien spoke about when the band could return. “There’s no Radiohead at the moment,” he told The Line-Up Podcast (via NME). “It might happen, but the other thing is… it might not. And does that matter?

“There’s a truth to what we do. So we’re not going to be one of those bands that gets together for the big payday.”

Philip Selway (Picture: PHIL SHARP)

O’Brien continued: “The thing with Radiohead, we could do something in a couple years. We might not. But I think what it has to be, it has to be five people going, ‘I really want to do this again with you.’ And I think at the moment, because we’ve done it for so long, we’re all reaching out and having different experiences. And that should be allowed, and that should be encouraged.”

Radiohead released KID A MNESIA – a triple album project celebrating their Kid A [2000] and Amnesiac [2001] LPs – back in 2021, as well as an extra disc of rarities and B-sides titled Kid Amnesiae.

Yorke and Jonny Greenwood have also formed a new trio called The Smile, completed by Sons Of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner. Their debut record A Light For Attracting Attention came out last May.

Meanwhile, Selway is due to release a new solo album called Strange Dance next month.