Radiohead Fans Sent Into Tailspin Thanks To An “Over Enthusiastic Translator”

Written by Tom Williams on 19th October, 2015

Radiohead Fans Sent Into Tailspin Thanks To An “Over Enthusiastic Translator”

An incident involving an “over-enthusiastic translator” has mistakenly led some Radiohead fans to believe the follow-up to the band’s 2011 album The King Of Limbs in now complete. While the group’s new record isn’t quite done and dusted just yet, they say they’re already thinking about touring in 2016.

The whole translation incident kicked off when Consequence Of Sound reported on a recent interview Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood gave to Russia’s Radio Silver Rain, in which a translator said the muso had revealed Radiohead “have finished recording of the new album” and have planned a 2016 tour.

Seeing this error, Greenwood quickly took to Twitter to say he was mistranslated, and that the band have recorded “lots” of material but still aren’t quite finished.

Later on, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke threw in his two cents, cheekily calling on his bandmate to “take responsibility” for checking his facts.

Greenwood then responded in an equally cheeky way, saying:

Radiohead have spent much of 2015 working on their long-awaited ninth studio album, which they’ve been working on in the studio since late 2014.

Back in June, Jonny Greenwood told 3voor12 that it took “a lot of time” for Radiohead to get back into making new music, and confirmed that the group’s old and unreleased track Lift might appear on their next album. Give an old version of Lift a listen, below.

Radiohead last toured Australia in 2012, after what was a very painful eight-year absence for Aussie fans.

Watch: Radiohead – Lift (Live At Pinkpop 1996)


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