Atoms For Peace – the side project of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, producer Nigel Godrich, Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers and percussionist Mauro Refosco – are officially streaming their debut album ‘Amok’ ahead of its official release on February 25.
Scroll down to stream, or click here to listen to the album, which had already leaked ahead of release: amok.atomsforpeace.info.
Earlier today (February 18), Yorke and Godrich took part in a Reddit Ask Me Anything session, during which they compared working with Atoms For Peace after Radiohead to “eating ice cream after a lovely dinner”.
Yorke and Godrich added that they were ‘unsurprised’ by the fact that the Atoms For Peace album had leaked online.
Godrich later said – probably jokingly – that Radiohead have ’50’ new songs, when they were asked about Radiohead’s plans to return to the studio after this summer: “I like all 50 of the new radiohead songs,” said Godrich.
When asked what was next for Atoms For Peace and Radiohead, Yorke said: “whats next? well shit we havent seen each other in a LONG time, we will be in the same room again in april/ may i guess. i hope.” However, it is not known which band he was talking about.
In the Q&A session, Yorke spoke about working with Radiohead at Jack White’s studio in Nashville, saying the sessions gave rise to two tracks, including a studio version of ‘Identikit’, neither of which are ready for release. He wrote: “We was at AJck [sic] Jack Whites places… we now have two unfinished tracks, one of which is identikit. Its nice there, red and black and white nshit [sic]… err, we work slower than him (umderstatement) [sic]”
Yorke went on to describe his songwriting process thus: “this here is a hedge. im going to drag myself backwards through it”. He then explained that he finds it difficult to decide if a song is going to be for Radiohead or Atoms For Peace, saying: “its a grey area. getting greyer.”
When asked if Atoms For Peace plan on collaborating with Burial and Four Tet’s Keiran Hebden again, Yorke replied: “I very much hope so. Both me Kieran and Burial are all as busy/ vague as each other.. Well ok Kierans more together maybe 🙂 But we talks about it. in fact as usual i gotta write some words.”