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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