New Radiohead album ‘inspired by Warwick Library’

‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ is actually about the upper floors of Warwick’s library.

New Radiohead album ‘inspired by Warwick Library’

Radiohead’s new album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ is actually about the upper floors of Warwick’s library, a source close to the band has revealed. Their first album for half a decade needed to “encapsulate a level of despair never before seen in music” to succeed in their artistic vision.

“They wanted to make people feel like they were trapped with no hope of escape. Turns out that the perfect place for that was the fifth floor on a Monday morning”.

They wanted to make people feel like they were trapped with no hope of escape.

The album showcases a more subdued side to Radiohead, but this was a quirk of the library aesthetic. “Jonny [Greenwood] couldn’t find any free sockets to plug his amp into, so they went acoustic for the majority of the album after their third pass around the second floor extension”.

Any electric guitar we do hear on the album was apparently added in a brief post-production session in Robbins’ Well, though locals quickly asked the band to leave because they were playing over their jukebox choices.

the so called ‘U17 Sessions’ had to be scrapped due to the emotional toll they took on the band

This is the first time Radiohead has delved into the world of students for inspiration. “Global warming, terrorism and political anger kept them going for a few albums”, our source said, “but they felt that this time they needed something really gripping. Something that was truly terrifying in a way that the imminent threat of nuclear armageddon could never be”.

When asked if the album was at all inspired by Stagecoach’s bus services, our source told us that the so called ‘U17 Sessions’ had to be scrapped due to the emotional toll they took on the band.

“They almost had to hire a new guitarist. Ed [O’Brien]’s attempts at imitating the feeling of being on a standing-room-only single-decker bus caused him so much distress that he wasn’t seen for three years. It really delayed the album’s release.”

The band had planned to record their tenth album Copper Exodus in the ambience of the SU Atrium on an early Thursday morning, but were refused access after Thom Yorke was mistaken for a local vagrant.