Oxford group working on new material

Radiohead have swiftly returned to the studio to work on new material, according to guitarist Jonny Greenwood.

A shock release, Radiohead's new album 'The King Of Limbs' has split fans. The Oxford giants gave fans little change to prepare themselves, making the album available as a download via their official website.

The music itself is perhaps the band's most coherent mixture of guitars and electronics. Lasting just 37 minutes 'The King Of Limbs' never becomes comfortable, with its lush sonics matched by some fantastic songwriting.

It might not reach the heights of some Radiohead releases, but that is more a testament to the band's exquisite back catalogue than a reflection on the new material. Now guitarist Jonny Greenwood has broken cover, to reveal that the group have already returned to the studio.

Speaking to BBC 6Music, Greenwood revealed that Radiohead are working on new material. "We're recording at the moment, Radiohead" he said. "We're rehearsing a bit and just playing and making music and trying to work out what to do really."

"We have stopped planning ahead very far, just making music and wondering where to go next and what to do," he continued.

The length of the new Radiohead album has caused some fans to speculate is a second instalment of 'The King Of Limbs' will be released. Jonny Greenwood, though, has other commitments after agreeing to compose the score to the new film 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'.

Directed by Lynne Ramsay, Jonny Greenwood was inspired to use some eclectic instruments. "It's an amazing film she has made, a serious subject matter, but a good chance to play with new instruments," he said.

"We used this harpist called Jean Kelly, who plays harp strung with metal strings, so it sounds like nothing you have heard, wonderful."

Jonny Greenwood has also scored a Japanese adaption of Haruki Murakami's 'Norwegian Wood' - due for release on March 11th.

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