Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood says sessions for new album are at the ‘fumbling’ stage

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood has given an update on the progress of the band's next album.

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Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood has given an update on the progress of the band’s next album.

Speaking to BBC Radio Oxford, Greenwood said that the band are trying a number of different approaches.


Asked whether the band are in the studio, Greenwood said: “I’m late, they’ve all gone there now. We’re currently playing and recording and it’s fun to see everyone again, it’s been a long time coming, we’ve been waiting all of us for a long time.”

Greenwood says the album is in its earliest stages: “It always feels when we start up like we still don’t know really how to do it, and we don’t know quite what to do. ‘Looking down avenues’ is a very kind way of putting the kind of fumbling that we do, mainly because every time we try and do it like the last time – because that worked – it never seems to work. So we talk about different approaches and we’re currently trying a bunch out.”

Earlier in the interview, Greenwood reported that “working with Radiohead is all about repetition and working slowly”.


Outside of Radiohead, Greenwood has worked on the soundtrack for forthcoming film Inherent Vice. The adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel is set to open in UK cinemas on January 30, and the soundtrack will be released on December 12. It features Neil Young song ‘Journey Through The Past’, ‘Vitamin C’ by Can, Minnie Ripperton’s ‘Les Fleur’ and a host of original compositions from Greenwood himself.

‘Inherent Vice: The Soundtrack’ tracklist:

Jonny Greenwood – ‘Shasta’

Can – ‘Vitamin C’

Jonny Greenwood – ‘Meeting Crocker Fenway’

The Marketts – ‘Here Comes the Ho-Dads’

Jonny Greenwood – ‘Spooks’

Jonny Greenwood – ‘Shasta Fay’

Minnie Riperton – ‘Les Fleur’

Jonny Greenwood – ‘The Chryskylodon Institute’

Kyu Sakamoto – ‘Sukiyaki’

Jonny Greenwood – ‘Adrian Prussia’

Neil Young – ‘Journey Through the Past’

Les Baxter – ‘Simba’

Jonny Greenwood – ‘Under the Paving-Stones, the Beach!’

Jonny Greenwood – ‘The Golden Fang’

Jonny Greenwood – ‘Amethyst’

Jonny Greenwood – ‘Shasta Fay Hepworth’

Chuck Jackson – ‘Any Day Now’

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