Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich hit the decks and delivered a few other cool surprises as part of their hastily-scheduled performance in London last night. The duo, one half of the new supergroup Atoms For Peace, collaborated for a performance, during which the pair DJ’d, and Yorke sang and played guitar on songs from the group’s new album, Amok. One punter managed to capture just over half an hour of the set, most of which contains Atoms For Peace songs.
Godrich and Yorke are teaming up to do similar performances in New York and Berlin in March before getting into performance mode with Atoms For Peace to promote the release of Amok. The band announced their first festival appearances late last week – confirming they’ll be playing at the Exit Festival in Serbia and the Melt! Festival in Germany, both of which take place mid-July. Members Joey Waronker and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea will join them.
Music Feeds contributor Tom Williams reviewed Amok last week, describing “an intricately detailed and heavily layered aesthetic” where most of the songs work around “only a few hypnotic grooves, so the focus shifts to how well the band build, mix and then pull apart the layers in their sound”.
Sound good? Then check out the performance below.
Watch: Thom Yorke Performs Atoms For Peace Songs In London