March 29, 2008 03:11:15 GMT
Radiohead's bassist announced that the band have booked a studio time to record their next album with producer Nigel Godrich.
On the heels of their breakthrough release, "In Rainbows", Radiohead have been keen to return to the studio again soon for the work of their next album, which would be their eight. The rock outfit will once again have Nigel Godrich as the producer.
Bassist Colin Greenwood said that a studio time has been booked and that Godrich will be in tow. "We're actually gonna be working with Nigel again soon - we've reserved time and we've got stuff we want to do," Greenwood told Pitchfork adding that having Godrich as their producer "is like having an old-school executive producer that's talking about the big picture and booking time to be creative."
Greenwood would not specify how far along the band's progress is or how the album will sound this time but he did admit to listening to few particular records as inspiration. "(Vocalist) Thom (Yorke) loves the Autechre record; I'm going through a Fleetwood Mac 'Tusk' and '71 'Greatest Hits' obsession," he hinted.
The band are in the state of rehearsing for their upcoming tour and Greenwood said that there are more than 70 songs that they need to rehearse. "It's been real difficult to remember stuff," Greenwood added jokingly. "We should've gone onto YouTube to remind us how to play the songs."
Bat for Lashes have been confirmed to be the supporting artist for their European leg. The tour will start in Ireland on June 6 and end in Amsterdam on July 1.