New photo, Japanese show?

The imminent return of Radiohead has sparked a furious flurry of rumours online.

Radiohead's return represents one of those rare moments when one of the biggest bands on the planet is also one of the best. Completing their new studio album, the band have confirmed a typically inventive release.

'The King Of Limbs' will be released as a download on Saturday (February 19th), with fans able to pick between mp3 and wav formats. Radiohead will then prepare a physical release, with the album set to appear in a newspaper format.

The full tracklisting has yet to be released, with fans desperate for more information. A new press photo has emerged, which apparently explained some of the inspiration behind the forthcoming album.

The shot shows Radiohead leaning against a tree, with 'The King Of Limbs' named after an oak in Wiltshire's Savernake Forest, thought to be around 1,000 years old. The forest is due three miles away from Tottenham House, where the band recorded part of their album 'In Rainbows'.

The album itself it tipped to feature eight songs, although nothing has been confirmed by the band. Now Radiohead has sparked rumours of a possible Japanese show, after sending fans a mysterious message.

Released on Twitter, the message was written in Japanese. Using Google translator (no expense spared in this place!) ClashMusic found the following: "Hachiko Square Shibuya, 59 minutes at 18 Friday".

Hachiko Square is a public square in Tokyo, with the rest presumably relating to a possible time. Could the band be set to unveil 'The King Of Limbs' with a live show?

Radiohead are due to release their new album this Saturday (February 19th).

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