Radiohead has recorded its last album, frontman Thom Yorke told the Believer in a recent interview. Instead, the band will focus on download-only singles and EPs. “None of us want to go into that creative hoo-ha of a long-play record again,” he said. Though the band believes there’s “still something great about the album,” making one has “just become a real drag.”
“It worked with In Rainbows because we had a real fixed idea about where we were going,” he said. “But we’ve all said that we can’t possibly dive into that again. It’ll kill us.” Yorke also thinks the online EP focus can free up the band. He and Jonny Greenwood, for example, are currently considering composing an orchestral EP, something he wouldn’t undertake as a full album.