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Radiohead ramp up speculation after deleting their internet presence

Expectations of their first album in five years have reached a fever pitch.

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2012 - Day 2 - Indio Radiohead's Thom Yorke (L) and Jonny Greenwood (R) Source: Associated Press

RADIOHEAD’S SOCIAL MEDIA profiles and official website went blank overnight, as speculation mounts that they’re about to release a new album.

All posts, pictures and details from Radiohead’s Twitter and Facebook accounts were deleted, along with tweets by lead singer Thom Yorke.

As of this afternoon, their website is also entirely blank.

radioheadFB Source: Radiohead via Facebook

They have concerts scheduled in six cities around the world from 20 May, and will play eight festivals later in the year.

The band has not released any details of its next album other than to confirm it has been in the studio.

However, music website Pitchfork points out that the members of Radiohead started a company, Dawn Chorus LLP, in October, just as they did in the build-up to their two most recent albums, In Rainbows in 2007 and King of Limbs in 2011.

The new album would be the band’s ninth.

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radioheadtwitter Source: Radiohead via Twitter

In recent days, some Radiohead fans in the UK have received a mysterious leaflet in the post which said: “Sing The Song Of Sixpence That Goes Burn The Witch We Know Where You Live”.

It was embossed with a logo associated with the band.

Contains reporting by AFP.

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