Thom Yorke Says New Atoms for Peace Album is ‘Not a Band Album’


Story by Cat Badra

Radiohead frontman says his new release with Atoms for Peace ‘doesn’t sound like a band playing’

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has been focused on his band Atoms for Peace as of late, which also features Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player Flea, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, percussionist Mauro Refosco and drummer Joey Waronker. The group has their debut studio album, “Amok,” due out Feb. 26, and Yorke says the release doesn’t sound like a solo album, but doesn’t sound like a band album, either.

“It’s not like ‘The Eraser’ [his 2006’s solo album] at all,” Yorke told U.K. magazine Dazed & Confused, when asked about the upcoming set. “But it’s not a band album either; it doesn’t sound like a band playing. If it were up to me, every track would be 10 minutes long…to me, the Atoms album is not dance-y enough.”

In other news, Yorke and Godrich have unearthed 25 minutes of unreleased solo material and remixes as an exclusive Dazed Digital mix on Soundcloud. The track listing features a mix of tunes from Thom Yorke’s solo material, Radiohead, Atoms for Piece, Liars, Mali Musicians, Anstam and beyond. Check out the stream via the Dazed & Confused website.

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