Radiohead are a band known for their antics, surprising fans earlier this year with the release of eighth studio album The King of Limbs. Almost as soon as the album was released, rumors began to spread indicating that perhaps the album was not finished and that the band would be releasing a second album.
Two months of silence later, Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien confirmed to BBC 6 Music that the rumors are untrue and no King of Limbs, Part 2 will be released. The band, however, will still be releasing two previously unreleased songs (“The Butcher” and “Supercollider”) on Record Store Day (April 16th). Ed O’Brien stated to BBC, “’The Butcher’ is from the King Of Limbs sessions. ‘Supercollider’ was recorded during that period and finished off after the album came out”.
He added, “There are [other] songs that we have started, that we never finished, but there’s not like seven or eight finished songs waiting in the wings to be released now, or in the autumn, or something. When we start a new record, we tend to start afresh. It’s kind of an evolutionary thing – only the fittest survive.”