The frontman, 45, posted a series of tweets telling fans that he was hard at work with regular collaborator Stanley Donwood, who has designed their promotional artwork for decades.
Yorke and Donwood are going through 15 years worth of “discarded words and pictures” to gain inspiration, with overdubs (the mixing of new performances with existing recordings) already underway.
Yorke has been dropping hints about forthcoming music all week, including a photo of new lyrics added to Radiohead song “A Wolf At The Door”.
Stanley & me going thru15years of discarded words & pictures..!while overdubs happen in Radiohead studio.2nd day only pic.twitter.com/XP3TZVeMzq— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) September 23, 2014
Drummer Phil Selway told NME recently that Radiohead will begin recording the follow-up to 2011's The King of Limbs this month after deciding the time was right to “start making music” as a group again.
Earlier in September, Selway revealed that the band's best record is “still to come” and shared some their first new music in three years on Radiohead's expressionistic app PolyFauna.
10 best new handheld games
10 best new handheld games
1/10 PolyFauna, iOS
Radiohead and Universal Everything have teamed up to create the app PolyFauna. More an "experience" than anything, perhaps, but no less addictive. It uses imagery and sounds from the song ‘Bloom’ to create a polygonal world the ‘player’ can navigate and interact with. Incredibly relaxing with headphones on. Also available on: Android Free, itunes.apple.com
2/10 Threes, iOS
Exceedingly simple, Threes is like a blend between Sudoku and Connect Four. The goal: collect as many points as possible by matching cards, all of which are multiples of three. Control by swiping the board up, left, right and down. £1.49, itunes.apple.com
3/10 Guacamelee, PS Vita
Here you play the wrestler Juan Aguacate, who sets out to save the world when El Presidente’s daughter is kidnapped by an evil skeleton. You run, jump and wrestle your way through a small Mexican village, and its surroundings, hopping through the alternate dimensions of ‘The World of the Living’ and ‘The World of the Dead’. Also available on: PS3, PC £9.99, store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com
4/10 Bravely Default, 3DS
A new Final Fantasy game in everything but name. In essence, it is a traditional role-playing game - but with a twist. You play, Tiz, a "Warrior of Light", as he seeks to restore balance to a post-apocalyptic world. £31.99, game.co.uk
5/10 The Legend of Zelda - A Link Between Worlds, 3DS
Return to the world of Hyrule as daring adventurer Link. So what's new? For starters, you have the ability to become a drawing and merge with the walls of dungeons, which allows you to explore the increasingly vertical world that makes great use of the handheld’s 3D functionality. Slip through cracks in walls to enter the mysterious dimension of Lorule for extra fun. A brilliant sequel to 1992’s A Link to the Past. £32.97, direct.asda.com
6/10 Tearaway, PS Vita
In Tearaway, where everything is made of paper, your role is to guide your friend Atoi towards the sun, avoiding obstacles and enemy scraps as you go. This game is all about breaking the fourth wall. Your fingers pierce the paper scenery (using the rear touchpad on the PS Vita) and your face appears as the sun. £20.79, play.com
7/10 Pokemon X, 3DS
Collect, raise and battle your favourite monsters, new and old. Pokemon’s debut on the 3DS brings with it a whole suite of changes, from fully realised 3D models of the creatures, to the new concept of “mega evolution”, effectively pimp your Pokemon. Incredibly addictive, with zippy mechanics. £32.89, johnlewis.com
8/10 TxK, PS Vita
A return to the classic arcade game Tempest. You command a spaceship whose sole aim is to destroy the other ships before they get you. A test of the reflexes, expect a steep learning curve, glorious neo-retro graphics and a soundtrack that will stay in your head all day. £5.49,store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com
9/10 Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, 3DS
The latest Layton game sees you fending off criminals while unpicking the secrets of an ancient civilisation. The series is known for combining storytelling with puzzles, and this one has more riddles than most, with over 500. £35, very.co.uk
10/10 Injustice: Gods Among Us - Ultimate Edition, PS Vita
Last year saw the release of a fighting game featuring DC Comics heroes and villains in a war between two universes. This edition brings together all the added DLC (such as character skins) for the first time. Great fun fighting an evil superman, and a wonderfully snappy, if nonsensical, story mode. Also available on: PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, PC £29.98, zavvi.com
The app's soundtrack features Yorke harmonising with atmospheric beats and marks a departure from Radiohead's typical sound.Reuse content