This is the artwork for “Amok.” Words fail me, people.
What can you say about Radiohead? I probably have less to say than most people, but there are still millions who love Radiohead’s work, and some even like the side projects, which brings me to today’s article: Thom Yorke’s side project Atoms For Peace. Atoms for Peace is Yorke’s collaboration with the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, mega-producer Nigel Goodrich, and two session percussionists. After several years of performing small gigs (a few of which were before they even had a name), they’ve finally decided to make their work public with their debut album “Amok.” Amok is due to be released on February 25, 2013. Its cover is above.
Yorke said: “It’s a while to wait I know so I’m sure some other things will occur before then. We formed to learn to play ‘The Eraser’ record, if you don’t know that, and discovered a really good energy doing that.. and it fell into this record. I’m still reeling from being on tour for much of the year but we are planning to get together and play etc next year! We’re figuring all that out right now. Atoms is a ongoing and open ended project, where it leads i know not for certain …. which is what is nice about it.”
Its track-listing is:
‘Before Your Very Eyes’
‘Stuck Together Pieces’
‘Judge Jury and Executioner’
However, since this article is pretty slim and I recently got some updates from Noel Gallagher about the possible Oasis reunion, I’ll just share some quotes I recently found in an interview with the Evening Standard which got published shortly after my article:
“I can understand the man in the street thinking, ‘That was such a huge thing, how can you walk away from it?’ I understand. When the Sex Pistols reformed I thought it was the greatest thing of all time.”
“If The Stone Roses can do it, then anyone can do it. You can never predict what you’ll be doing in 20 years’ time, but I guess if everyone remains vaguely slim and has not gone bald, then it’s on the cards. Forever.”
“But saying that, when I pick up a guitar I don’t think about an Oasis reunion. I’ve recently seen Gem [Archer] and Liam and Chris [Sharrock], and not one of them mentioned it.”