British Prime Minister David Cameron can expect Thom Yorke to “sue the living shit out of him” if he uses the Radiohead frontman’s music in his election campaigns.
Yorke made the statement to Dazed and Confused magazine, saying he can’t really digest the idea of the British PM liking Radiohead’s tunes.
“Politics is not a fun thing to write about… I can’t say I love the idea of a banker liking our music, or David Cameron. I can’t believe he’d like King of Limbs (Radiohead’s latest album) much. But I also equally think, who cares?”
“As long as he doesn’t use it for his election campaigns, I don’t care. I’d sue the living shit out of him if he did.”
Yorke is currently putting the finishing touches on the Atoms for Peace debut album Amok, which is out on February 25. The band also consists of Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers, super-producer Nigel Godrich, and percussionist Mauro Refosco.
NME recently reported that Yorke and Godrich told Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 that they were planning UK and European dates in mid-2013 to support the release. However, they won’t be playing Glastonbury 2013, with Yorke saying the band “won’t have got our shit together by then”.