Philip Selway On Radiohead’s “Short Attention Span”

Recording to being in earnest later this year...

Radiohead drummer Philip Selway recently stepped out on his own, releasing 'Weatherhouse' late last year.

Sitting down with Ghostpoet for an episode of interview-based podcast The Talkhouse, the drummer spoke about his own approach to songwriting.

Naturally, the conversation turned at points to Selway's day job, so to speak. Progress on the next Radiohead album has come "in fits and starts, but come September it just becomes quite a full schedule."

"For so long we kind of played exclusively with each other and that takes you so far, so I suppose from album to album you try to push yourself beyond your comfort zone."

Referring to the band's "short attention span" Selway added: "We kind of change record to record, try and change the underlying approach to making music."

Elsewhere, Philip Selway explained that being a member of Radiohead allows him to continually challenge his approach to drumming. "I suppose I’m very aware of my limitations as a drummer," he explained. "In one way that’s been a good thing for me, because it’s made me develop a very—if you’re into Radiohead you can recognise how I drum—but at the same time there’s an insecurity that comes with it, and always wanting to get beyond it."

Check out the full interview HERE.

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