Oxford group back in the studio

Oxford giants Radiohead have revealed that they have returned to the studio to begin work on new material.

Having spent the bulk of the past ten years breaking boundaries and scooping awards like there was no tomorrow, many expected Radiohead to take it easy in 2010.

Singer Thom Yorke recently played a series of solo dates in Los Angeles, forming an all star backing band. With the frontman also due to contribute to a new documentary on the Free Tibet movement the Oxford band were thought to be taking time off.

Yet in a new twist guitarist Ed O'Brien has revealed that Radiohead are well on their way with a follow up to the groundbreaking album 'In Rainbows'. The guitarist have written a new blog to fans explaining that the band want to "keep it moving".

"The vibe in the camp is fantastic at present, and we head off into the studio in January to continue on from the work we started last Summer" he explained. "I am so genuinely excited about what we're doing, but for obvious reasons I can't divulge anything more...anyway we all love surprises don't we?"

"10 years ago we were all collectively (that's the band) in the land of Kid A...and although hugely proud of that record, it wasn't a fun place to be...What's reassuring now, is that we are most definitely a different band, which should therefore mean that the music is different too and that is the aim of the game...keep it moving."

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone the guitarist explained yet more about the new album. "We feel way more empowered in terms of our art and what we're doing. We have been rehearsing for the last four weeks, for this new record. And we are in a very different place, a very new place."

"I'm an eternal optimist, but I truly believe we can shift massively on this (next) record. That's the thing we all know, that we feel in our bellies as we're rehearsing - we're on a big move here."

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