The band also praise Elbow for their Mercury Prize win

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Radiohead have revealed that they are already working on their eighth studio album, the follow up to last year’s In Rainbows.

Speaking to BBC6 Music after the Mercury Prize this week, for which they were nominated but didn’t win for the fourth time in their career, Colin Greenwood revealed: “We’ve finished the main bulk of it and we’re off to Japan in a couple of weeks to finish it off”.

Guitarist Ed O’Brien added: “We’re still talking about doing some stuff and we’re really excited about it. First we came off tour to do some writing and we wanted to just carry on doing it because it was so brilliant”.

Speaking about Elbow‘s Mercury Prize win, Greenwood said: “We’ve been on tour in America so we’re culturally a bit out of it but you come here and you realise that actually it’s a bit deal. When you hear Guy Garvey go this means everything to us you go, er, yeah, you’re right. It beats the hell out of the Brits and the other ones. We’ve been on tour with Elbow we’ve played festivals with them and they’re lovely people. They’ve made a brilliant record with ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’. It really couldn’t have happened to more deserving people, but most of the shortlist was great this year.”

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