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Listen To Radiohead's Phil Selway's New Track: 'Coming Up For Air'


Phil Selway

Philip Selway may have been associated with the famous band Radiohead for several decades but he has also produced some solo work. In 2010, he released ‘Familial’, and his second solo effort, ‘Weatherhouse’ will be out on October 7th via the Bella Union label. It’s the problem when you are the drummer, you don’t get enough recognition, so you want to emancipate a bit and prove to your ego you are capable too. No, Phil has no ego and is awfully nice, he came out once after a Radiohead show at the Hollywood bowl and he was super patient and cool with all the fans waiting there, but I digress.

In the opening track of he album, which appeared in my mailbox this morning, you can certainly hear Radiohead’s influence – can he even escape the comparison? –but there is something else going on during ‘Coming Up For Air’. A pulsating vibrating synth combined with precise drumming and Philip atmospheric vocals has almost a less menacing Massive Attack vibe for the first minute, then the melody breaks and changes into something more Radiohead-esque glittering vapor.

The album was recorded from late January 2013 until late January this year, in Radiohead’s studio in Oxfordshire, with English-Turkish musician Adem Ilhan (Fridge, Silver Columns, Adem) and multi-instrumentalist Katherine Mann aka Quinta.

‘From the outset we wanted the album to be the three of us, and we covered a lot of instruments between us. With a studio full of inspiring gear and a great-sounding desk, we felt like a band. Different musicians stretch you, and I felt stretched on Weatherhouse, but very enjoyably so,’ declared Selway to NME. Regarding to this first song, he added, ‘It’s very much about taking stock of my life. I wanted to convey a sense of release and affirmation. This was the first song that we recorded. Immediately it felt in a very different space from ‘Familial’.’

You can listen to ‘Coming Up For Air’ on Soundcloud below, and here is ‘Weatherhouse’ tracklisting:

‘Coming Up For Air’
‘Around Again’
‘Let It Go’
‘Miles Away’
‘It Will End In Tears’
‘Don’t Go Now’
‘Drawn To The Light’
‘Waiting For A Sign’
‘Turning It Inside Out’

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