Tuesday, 1 April 2008
Gigwise: Radiohead News Story
See original article published at: http://www.gigwise.com/news/41966/radiohead-were-playing-the-best-weve-ever-played
Radiohead's Phil Selway: "We're playing the best we've ever played."
Gigwise exclusive by Hazel Sheffield
Phil Selway, the drummer from genre-defining British act, Radiohead, told Gigwise yesterday that the band are playing better than ever ahead of touring this summer.
"I think we’re playing well at the moment," the percussionist from the prolific band said. "I think we’re playing the best we’ve ever played, so yes, all those things add up to it being a good time to be in Radiohead."
Radiohead are playing two exclusive, sold-out gigs for the BBC today as part of 'Radiohead at the BBC'. The first is at 4pm at the BBC Radio Theatre, with the evening performance following at 8pm. They are also taking part in a series of interviews that will be broadcast on the BBC.
The band, who released their seventh studio album, 'In Rainbows', last December, are playing a huge transatlantic tour this summer. The first leg kicks off in Florida on 5th May.
Phil told Gigwise that the band are looking forward to getting back on the road.
"With this tour... we can draw on all seven album’s worth of material and all the b-sides, I mean that’s a very pleasant position to be in, to be going out and doing most of year’s worth of touring, as you can change the set a lot," he explained.
Phil also told Gigwise that the band have no plans to stop making music anytime soon, saying, "I think for all of us, as long as it’s still moving forward and it sits with all our lives then yes, I’m sure we will carry on making music, as there’s loads of impetus there to do it."
Look out for the whole interview coming soon on Gigwise!