Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Calls Writing Process for New Atoms for Peace Album a ‘Form of Madness’

2012-11-24

Story by Cat Badra

Radiohead singer Thom Yorke speaks out about his side super group, Atoms for Peace

Any good Radiohead fan should know that frontman Thom Yorke has another group, Atoms for Peace, which also features drummer Joey Waronker, bass player Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Radiohead co-producer Nigel Godrich. Now, Yorke and company have announced that Atoms for Peace will release their debut album, “Amok,” in 2013.

Yorke says the writing process for Atoms for Peace’s upcoming album was pretty crazy. In fact, since the band didn’t have anything written before going into the studio to record, the process was extra hectic. “It was a form of madness,” Yorke told Rolling Stone. “We’d go in at midday and pretty much work through to 10. We were playing all the time. It was bonkers.”

As for what to expect from the upcoming album, Yorke says it’s very electronic music. “One of the things we were most excited about was ending up with a record where you weren’t quite sure where the human starts and the machine ends,” he explained. “But the best tunes I dance to always have at least one good vocal idea. There’s no such thing, to me, as a good tune with no vocals.”

“Amok” is set to arrive digitally via all online outlets on Jan. 28, 2013. For more about Atoms for Peace, check out the band’s weird and wacky official website.

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