Bryan Message spoke to the media this week, allegedly revealing that Radiohead's new album would be released in June of 2016. Message is a partner in Courtyard Management, which represents the band, so this is exciting news, right? Well, he might not be the right guy to talk to when it comes to Radiohead.
The next Radiohead album would be the first since 2011's The King of Limbs.
According to numerous outlets, Message spoke to a reporter at an industry event about the new album, saying, "the new Radiohead album out in June will be like nothing you've ever heard (via UPROXX)."
This all sounds pretty exciting, right? Well, hold on because Radiohead's management has issued a statement that says that Message isn't exactly related to the band in any way.
"At an industry event in London last night Brian Message was asked about new Radiohead music," the companies official statement in response to the news stated, according to Pitchfork. "Quotes attributed to him and taken from his talk have subsequently appeared, describing him as Radiohead's manager. Brian Message is not Radiohead's manager - he is a partner in Courtyard Management but plays no operational role, and therefore any quotes from last night's event, or any supposition arising from them, should not be attributed to Radiohead's management or be seen as official quotes on behalf of the group. Radiohead are managed by Chris Hufford and Bryce Edge at Courtyard Management."
Anyway, this might've been a music management partner speaking too soon and leaking information, and the company trying to cover it up. Either way, we'll have to wait for an official announcement from Radiohead.
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