At a small industry event at the Wanstead Tap cafe in London Thursday night, a representative for Radiohead’s management company Courtyard Management, announced the band’s new record will be released this coming June.
Speaking to a room of no more than 30 people, Brian Messenger wouldn’t give the album name away, but said the new record will be “something that will probably make many of us go, ‘Wow!’” according to the Guardian. This relays similar comments longtime Radiohead visual collaborator Stanley Donwood made recently, calling it a “Work of Art.”
Messenger said a decision hasn’t yet been made whether the new record will be made available on streaming services like Spotify, but he is “praying every night” that it is. Though it doesn’t seem likely, as Thom Yorke has been vocal about his distaste for streaming services, recently calling them “the last desperate fart of a dying corpse”.
While Messenger wouldn’t give much else away, he commented on the album by saying “There’s nothing out there right now that sounds anything like this. And for some people that will be a good thing and for others that probably won’t.”
Check out our hypothesis on album details here.