British rockers Radiohead have backtracked over their decision not to release a new album this year - guitarist Ed O'Brien has confirmed the band is recording new music. Earlier this year online gossips claimed the Grammy winners were putting the finishing touches to a new release called "Tehrangeles", a follow up to their 2007 album "In Rainbows".
But the band insisted the gossip was false and there would be no new music in 2010. In a statement released to NME.com, the group insisted: "Most of it is made up and there is no album or album title." But O'Brien has revealed plans for a 2010 release are in fact in the works - and could be released in "a matter of weeks".
He tells BBC 6Music show: "We're in the heart of the record. It's genuinely exciting. It's very different from what we did last time. It's really nice to be doing this. It's so good to be making music with the band that you feel is still as good as it's ever been."
"Ideally, it would be great if it came out sometime this year. It has got to. I hope so. We're at the finishing line. When you're making a record, a film, writing a book for ages and ages, you think the finishing line is miles away. Now it feels it's in touching distance."
"But of course, it being a creative process, at the last bit also, you have bursts of energy, you achieve a lot of things in a small period of time and then you're nearly there, it might slow down. But yeah, hopefully it will be a matter of weeks."