Radiohead’s new album is ‘a work of art’, says collaborator Stanley Donwood

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Radiohead‘s long-time visual collaborator Stanley Donwood has confirmed that he has heard the band’s new album, describing the LP as “a work of art”.

Radiohead are expected to release a new album shortly, having recently announced a UK tour alongside a series of summer festival dates.

Donwood has worked with the group since producing the cover art for their 1994 single ‘My Iron Lung’. He recently spoke to DIY about the band’s new record, what will be their first since 2011’s ‘King of Limbs’.

“It’s a work of art,” Donwood said before confirming that he’s heard the album, which is “not yet” entirely finished.

Asked about whether he had finished work on the album’s artwork, Donwood replied: “There’s quite a lot I still have to do”.

Quizzed on which Radiohead artwork has been his personal favourite, Donwood responded by saying: “I’ve just had a think about this, and I think it’s the one that no-one’s seen yet. It was made by the strong warm winds of southern France.”
After tickets for the band’s upcoming tour went on sale last week, frontman Thom Yorke described himself as “fucked off” as thousands of fans struggled to get hold of tickets. Demand for the tickets led to fans finding themselves queuing with thousands of others in search of tickets after they went on sale.

Radiohead will play the following headline dates:

Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall (May 20-21)
Paris, Le Zenith (May 23-24)
London, Roundhouse (May 26-28)
New York, Madison Square Garden (July 26-27)
Los Angeles, Shrine Auditorium (August 4, 8)
Mexico City, Palacio De Los Deportes (October 3-4)

Written by Luke Morgan Britton/NME

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