Ed O'Brien says he wants the record out later this year

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Radiohead are looking to release their new album by the end of the year, according to guitarist Ed O’Brien.

The Oxford band have been working on the follow-up to 2007’s ‘In Rainbows’ for almost a year, and O’Brien has now revealed they are almost done.

Speaking to BBC 6Music‘s Adam Buxton, he said: “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.”

The guitarist added that he wants to see the record out sooner rather than later, though could not confirm any schedule for release.

He said: “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.”

You can read the full interview at Radiohead‘s news service Ateaseweb.

Radiohead are believed to be working with long-standing producer Nigel Godrich.

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