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New Yorke production



RADIOHEAD have completed recording their new album, the follow-up to 'The Bends', and are now deciding which tracks should be included on the finished release.
Bassist Colin Greenwood told NME the as-yet untitled album was, "more laidback, like a stoned Radiohead". He added: "We knew we'd finished it when Johnny (Greenwood) walked into the studio and said, 'That's it, I can't do any more."
Thom Yorke, speaking at the Heineken Hot Press Awards in Belfast on February 20, said: "We're just arguing about the tracks that go onto the record now."
The album is due for release an late spring.
At the awards ceremony, organised by the Irish music paper Hot Press, Radiohead were presented with the award for Best Live Performance By An International Act by U2's Larry Mullen.
The Divine Comedy won awards for Best Album and Best Songwriter, while Ash won Best Irish Band and Best Irish Single for 'Oh Yeah'.
Ash lead singer Tim Wheeler said of their success: "I can't believe that three idiots from Downpatrick could have done so well."
During the event, Ash performed 'Oh Yeah' onstage with The Divine Comedy.
The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon said: "My rapport with Ash goes back to four hours ago when we first met. Ash heard that I played a version of 'Oh Yeah' at my Christmas show at the Empire in Belfast. Obviously, they didn't hear my version of the song, or we wouldn't have done it tonight!"
Other awards went to Larry Mullen for Best Musician and Brian Kennedy for Best Male Solo Artist and Best Live Performance In Ireland by an Irish act.