Despite being friends since school, by the start of 1994, Radiohead were barely communicating with each other as they tried to retain a stiff upper lip and bottled-up the doubts that they were all feeling. This was made all the more horrific because they only had each other. They neither liked nor trusted the entourages that grew around them as they moved from city to city, a feeling that is captured in “The Bends” when Thom sings: “We don’t have any real friends.”
"That represents how we felt, yes", says Jonny. "There is a sense of isolation being in Radiohead."