Radiohead fans have been whipped into a bit of a frenzy over the past week or so, as the band have carried out an elaborate ‘anti-marketing’ campaign for their highly anticipated new album.
First, their official website as well as social media channels went blank. Then they teased the new track Burn The Witch with a snippet of the video.
The full video for Burn The Witch was eventually revealed on 1 May – the day many fans expected the new album to be released.
That day came and went with no new Radiohead album, so fans began to speculate that maybe today (Friday 6 May) would finally be the day the new album was released.
Radiohead have today confirmed that their new album – which will be their ninth studio album – will be released ‘digitally’ this Sunday (8 May) at 7pm. The as-yet-untitled album will get a full physical release on 17 June.
As well as the announcement, Radiohead have also revealed another new song from the album called Daydreaming. Watch the Paul Thomas Anderson directed video below:
So although the whole ‘LP9’ thing is starting to take shape, there’s still quite a few important facts left hanging by Radiohead. Like, what the album will actually be called. And exactly how they will release it digitally – via streaming sites like Spotify, iTunes or Tidal, or using their own delivery method as they did with In Rainbows.
Typically for the enigmatic Radiohead, the more we see the less we know.
Roll on Sunday!
Radiohead 2016 headline gigs
Radiohead have previously announced a string of headline gigs in support of their upcoming album, including a three-night residency at London’s Roundhouse – buy Radiohead tickets.
Here’s the dates in full:
MAY 20 AMSTERDAM, HEINEKEN MUSIC HALL
MAY 21 AMSTERDAM, HEINEKEN MUSIC HALL
MAY 23 PARIS, LE ZENITH
MAY 24 PARIS, LE ZENITH
MAY 26 LONDON, ROUNDHOUSE
MAY 27 LONDON, ROUNDHOUSE
MAY 28 LONDON, ROUNDHOUSE
JULY 26 NEW YORK, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
JULY 27 NEW YORK, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
AUGUST 4 LOS ANGELES SHRINE AUDITORIUM
AUGUST 8 LOS ANGELES SHRINE AUDITORIUM
OCTOBER 3 MEXICO CITY PALACIO DE LOS DEPORTES
OCTOBER 4 MEXICO CITY PALACIO DE LOS DEPORTES