Radiohead not finished ninth LP
- Bang Showbiz
- 21 March 2016
Radiohead are yet to complete their much-lauded ninth LP, their first in five years, but art director Stanley Dogwood says it's worth the wait
Radiohead still haven't finished their eagerly-anticipated ninth studio album.
The 'Reckoner' rockers have been hard at work on the follow-up to 2011's 'The King of Limbs' for some time and though visual artist Stanley Donwood - who has worked on all the artwork for the group's LPs since 1995's 'The Bends' - has heard what they've done so far and thinks it is a "work of art", he admitted it isn't ready for release yet.
Asked if he's listened to it and when fans can expect the record, he said: "I have. Is it done? Not yet."
As for the artwork Stanley - who has worked on all of the art for their albums since 1995's 'The Bends' - said he's a long way off completing the cover.
On the timescale for the finished product, he said: "There's quite a lot I still have to do."
But he did tease that, after over 20 years working with the band, he has only just produced his favourite piece for the group.
On what the best piece he's done for the band is, he told DIY magazine: "I've just had a think about this, and I think it's the one that no-one's seen yet. It was made by the strong warm winds of southern France."
Though Stanley insists the album isn't finished yet, the registration of a new company has fuelled speculation the 'Just' hitmakers are almost ready to release the record.
Ahead of their recently-announced tour, the band established a holding company called Dawn Chorus LLP in October 2015, and a new business named Dawnnchoruss Ltd has now been registered.
In July 2007, they founded Xurbia Xendless Ltd in advance of 'In Rainbows' - released in October that year - while in December 2010 they formed Ticker Tape Ltd ahead of 'The King of Limbs' release in February 2011.