Our source is correct. Yes, Phil Selway has overtaken the position currently held by Thom Yorke and previously held by Jonny Greenwood as the most popular member of Radiohead. The reason for this surprising surge in popularity was further analyzed by our anonymous source thusly: “The rise in popularity is a two-headed beast; firstly, Selway has a new EP, Running Blind, set for release on July 25 in the UK, and secondly, Phillip has also opened a new theme park, DrumLandPhilFun, that children across Europe all desperately want to visit so that they can ride the new combination rollercoaster/water-slide High and Dry.”
The new EP, a follow-up to last year’s Familial, is comprised of four songs originally intended for Familial but left off because Selway thought they were good enough (and special enough) to deserve their own seperate release. The tracks, reworked while on tour and re-recorded with a full band, are expected to boost Selway’s newfound popularity to even more spectacular heights.
“Selway’s new fame is exciting and invigorating,” said our source, “I only expect it to rise and rise and rise, until Thom releases a new album, a new photo, or a new blog post.” North American release information is still forthcoming, but everyone can check out the title track here.