There’s lots of buzz on the internetwebs about this website, which is called RadioheadLP7, and has a countdown to 9am tomorrow morning. The prevailing wisdom is that it’s from the band, and heralds a big announcement of the tracklisting, release date and label for the band’s next album.
But what if it’s even cooler than that? What if Radiohead – who are out of contract, remember – have decided to go it alone? They could easily have signed a deal with some innovative digital firm to sell the new songs online directly to fans, with a CD release following later. That’s what I’d do if I was in an era-defining band with this kind of contractual freedom, anyway.
Of course, it could just be an announcement, or it could be a hoax website that’s nothing to do with the band anyway. But I have this hunch, dammit, and I’m going to share it. If the new album’s mixed and ready for release, why shouldn’t they do it themselves?
Radiohead shuns iTunes in favour of 7digital