Radiohead's Best Album Is 'Yet To Come," Says Drummer Phil Selway [LISTEN]
In a recent interview with BBC 6 Music, Radiohead drummer Phil Selway heightened the already insurmountable hype that inevitably goes along with any new Radiohead album by revealing that the band's best album is "yet to come." You can check out that interview below.
"There is always that sense that actually we've got our best record in us yet to come," Selway told host Mary Anne Hobbs. "There's still a lot, creatively, we can do together."
When asked if the other members of Radiohead feel the same way about the new music, Selway says that he hopes so, adding, "We wouldn't be even contemplating [starting] up again" if this wasn't the case.
Selway also explained how Radiohead's recent 18-month break and the various side projects each member has been involved with have positively contributed to the band's chemistry. "We just took 18 months away from [the band], and I don't think any of us has stayed static in between," he explained. "When we get back together, we'll all be bringing new experiences. That immediately brings a whole new energy and drive to it."
Among these side projects are singer Thom Yorke's band Atoms For Peace with Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, guitarist Jonny Greenwood's work with classical music and film scoring, and Selway's own solo work, including his upcoming album Weatherhouse, which is set for release on Oct. 6.
In an upcoming interview with NME, Selway also confirms that Radiohead will be entering the studio "in about a month's time" to begin work on their ninth album, their first since 2011's The King of Limbs.
You can check out the complete BBC interview with Phil Selway right here: