Bassist Colin Greenwood discusses band's future
Andrew Trendell

14:46 22nd January 2014

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Radiohead fans may be waiting a while for their next album, after bassist Colin Greenwood has revealed that progress on new material is 'up in the air'.

Speaking to Drowned In Sound about the band's future, Greenwood said that they were enjoying some down time after touring 2011's The King Of Limbs with Thom Yorke taking time off after the campaign for Atoms For Peace's 2013 record, Amok. 

"It’s all up in the air at the minute," he said, when quizzed about new material. "Thom’s just come back from touring Atoms For Peace and he’s having some quiet time."

He continued: "I’m sorry to be vague but we’re all just taking it easy at the moment. Just enjoying being at home and hanging out really."

When asked about plans to tour, Greenwood responded: "I wish I could say we were going to start work and put something out then spend 12 months on the road touring but we’re just enjoying being at home right now. We had the best time when spent the last two years touring The King Of Limbs. We all really enjoyed that. It was a really positive time. We definitely want to do it all again but we’ve just got to give it some time for the dust to settle.

"What I’m trying to say is everyone’s very happy and positive and looking forward to the next adventure."

Watch Radiohead performing 'Staircase' below

Colin was speaking to DiS as an ambassador for the upcoming Independent Venue Week. When asked about the importance of small venues to Radiohead in their formative days, he replied: "I was always grateful to local independent promoters like Andy at the Princess Charlotte in Leicester, Paul at Hull Adelphi and obviously Mac at the Jericho in Oxford for giving us some of our earliest gigs.

"There were a lot of bands around Oxford during the late 80s/early 90s but it wasn't just about the bands, it was about the scene itself that Mac probably created through his bookings at that venue. I remember a gig at the Charlotte and we played a song called 'Creep' for the first time in front of about seven people. Fortunately for us, the head of marketing at Parlophone just happened to be one of them."

Below: Photos of Radiohead bringing The King Of Limbs to Manchester


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