It will be available as a download initially


[b]Radiohead[/b] are releasing their new album [b]’The King Of Limbs'[/b] on Saturday (February 19).

The band announced the news on their official website,, this morning (February 14). It is available to order online at

The record will be available as a download from Saturday, then released physically on May 9 as what the band are billing as a ‘newspaper album’.

The ‘newspaper album’ package will contain [b]’The King Of Limbs'[/b] on CD, two 10-inch vinyl records and artwork sheets. Those who buy the set will also receive the album as a download on Saturday.

The album will be the band’s first since 2007’s [b]’In Rainbows'[/b], which they released as a pay-what-you-like download.

The name of the new album relates to an oak tree in [b]Wiltshire[/b]’s [b]Savernake Forest[/b], thought to be around 1,000 years old. The forest lies around three miles away from [b]Tottenham House[/b], a listed country house where [b]Radiohead[/b] recorded part of [b]’In Rainbows'[/b].

The tree is a pollarded oak, referring to an ancient technique for harvesting timber for fencing and firewood. The phrase also appears in the 23rd chapter of the [b]Qu’ran[/b].

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