UPDATE: On Friday (April 15) Radiohead’s management released a statement clarifying Brian Message’s role and saying he does not speak on behalf of the band. “At an industry event in London last night Brian Message was asked about new Radiohead music. Quotes attributed to him and taken from his talk have subsequently appeared, describing him as Radiohead’s manager. Brian Message is not Radiohead’s manager – he is a partner in Courtyard Management but plays no operational role, and therefore any quotes from last night’s event, or any supposition arising from them, should not be attributed to Radiohead’s management or be seen as official quotes on behalf of the group.”
Speaking at an event on Thursday (April 14), Brian Message — a partner in Radiohead‘s management company, Courtyard Management — said the band’s ninth studio album will be released in June, according to The Guardian.
According to Message, the yet-to-be-named album “will be like nothing like you’ve ever heard.”
In March, artist Stanley Donwood, who frequently collaborates with Radiohead, also told DIY that the new album is “a work of art”.
From the horses mouth “the new Radiohead album out in June will be like nothing like you’ve ever heard”. pic.twitter.com/7XP7jmPNZZ
— The Wanstead Tap (@TheWansteadtap) April 14, 2016
Radiohead fans at Primavera Sound may get the first taste of the new album, as the band is expected to present their new album there at the beginning of June. Given Message’s news, it looks like the rest of us won’t be kept waiting long after for the band’s follow-up to 2011’s The King of Limbs.
Radiohead will head out on tour next month, with appearances set for several major music festivals including Lollapalooza and Outside Lands.