It started with the website. Fans of the enigmatic English rockers noticed posts were starting to disappear from radiohead.com, leaving behind just an eerie white screen. Soon Facebook posts, tweets from both Radiohead and Thom Yorke's Twitter accounts and the Google+ page slowly disappeared or went blank. A day earlier, fans had received a cryptic flyer with the words, "Sing a song of sixpence that goes/Burn the Witch/We know where you live," leaving many to ponder if Radiohead were playing a prank, undergoing a digital detox... or just getting the world ready for another surprise album.
Considering they're one of the biggest bands in the world and nothing they do goes unnoticed by their loyal followers, we're guessing it's the latter. Rumours of a follow up to 2011's The King of Limbs have been circulating for some time now (although that's nothing new - Radiohead fans have a tendency to get overexcited), but this time, the whispers make sense. In January, the band registered a new company, Dawn Chorus LLP, followed by Dawchoruss Ltd in February. According to Radiohead watchers, this is precisely what the band did before it dropped the boundary breaking pay-as-you-like LP In Rainbows, and The King of Limbs.
Let's hope we don't have to wait too much longer to find out what it all means. Fingers crossed it means we get some new music from the bad. Aside from this James Bond soundtrack offcut ('Spectre'), it's been a whole five years since we've heard anything new from the band as a collective.