New Radiohead album is a “work of art,” but is yet to be finished

Art director Stanley Donwood offers update on the follow-up to The King of Limbs

Photo by Autumn Andel

Radiohead have been hard at work on their ninth studio album for the last year, and last week’s tour announcement suggested that the new album’s release could be imminent. However, in a new interview with Radiohead art designer Stanley Donwood, the long-awaited King of Limbs follow-up remains unfinished.

Speaking to DIY Mag, Donwood acknowledged that he has heard the new album, describing it as “a work of art.” But when asked to give a timetable for its release, Donwood responded, “Is it done?” Not yet…”

In terms of his own contributions, Donwood said “there’s quite a lot I still have to do.”  He also said that his favorite art collaboration with Radiohead is “the one that’s non-one’s seen yet,” adding “It was made by the strong warm winds of Southern France.”

Back in October, Radiohead established a new company called Dawn Chorus LLP; the band’s members took similar actions months before releasing their prior two studio albums. Update: As reader ayzle points out, Radiohead recently established Dawnnchoruss LTD for the impending release of their new album. Dawn Chorus LLP was established for their upcoming world tour.

Check out Radiohead’s upcoming tour schedule below.

Radiohead 2016 Tour Dates:
05/20 – Amsterdam, NL @ Heineken Music Hall
05/21 – Amsterdam, NL @ Heineken Music Hall
05/23 – Paris, FR @ Zenith
05/24 – Paris, FR @ Zenith
05/26 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
05/27 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
05/28 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
06/01 – Lyon, FR @ Nuits de Fourvière
06/03 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/17 – Reyjavik, IC @ Secret Solstice
07/02 – St. Gallen, CH @ OpenAir St. Gallen
07/08 – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive Festival
07/26 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
07/27 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
07/29-31 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music Festival
08/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
08/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
08/20-21 – Tokyo, JP @ Summer Sonic
08/20-21 – Osaka, JP @ Summer Sonic
09/11 – Berlin, DE @ Lollapalooza Berlin
10/03 – Mexico City, MX @ Palacio de los Deportes
10/04 – Mexico City, MX @ Palacio de los Deportes


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