Sorry, Radiohead fans; it appears that Thom Yorke and company are not quite as ready to introspectively rock your world again as previously reported.
Amid reports that the group will release its follow-up to 2011’s “The King of Limbs” in June, Radiohead’s management has issued a statement refuting the news.
According to management, the person who made the statements, Brian Message, is a partner in Courtyard Management, but “plays no operational role” in the organization.
“At an industry event in London last night Brian Message was asked about new Radiohead music,” the statement reads. “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.”
The statement notes, “Radiohead are managed by Chris Hufford and Bryce Edge at Courtyard Management.”
According to media reports, Message revealed during an event at the Wanstead Tap bar in London that the album will be released in June and “will be like nothing you’ve ever heard.”
The group is scheduled to play at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago in July, as well as the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco in August.