Thom Yorke and Flea reunite to play ‘Atoms For Peace’ on French TV – watch

The pair are in Paris to talk climate change

Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea have briefly reunited their Atoms For Peace project on French TV show Le Grand Journal.

The pair are in the French capital to attend Pathway To Paris, an event that brings together members of the creative community, climate activists and consultants to talk about solutions to climate change issues. They chatted on the show and also performed the song ‘Atoms For Peace’ together

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Summit runs from November 30 to December 11, and is being attended by a host of world leaders.


Watch ‘Atoms for Peace’ from Le Grand Journal via Music Canal Plus, below:

The pair also discussed climate change issues on the show, with Flea saying “I am shocked and saddened by completely hair-brained politicians saying that climate change is not real and that the globe is not warming as a result of human activity.”


Yorke adds: “There’s no more arguments [on climate change], but unfortunately the mechanics of creating an agreement haven’t really caught up with that. We’re still in a situation where we’re leaving it to an outdated mechanism, we’re leaving it to corporate lobbyists, we’re leaving it to politicians whose information is bought and it makes me nervous that they are the ones in charge of this.”

Atoms For Peace – which features Flea, Nigel Godrich (Radiohead producer), Joey Waronker (Beck/ REM) and Mauro Refosco (Chili Pepper’s touring percussionist) – worked together on Yorke’s solo album ‘The Eraser’ in 2006. They formally formed Atoms For Peace and released the album ‘AMOK’ under that name in 2013. ‘Atoms For Peace’ is taken from ‘The Eraser’.

Label XL Recordings had to deny new material was on the way in January of this year, after a ‘save the date’ image was posted on Instagram.

XL have said that the post was “just a photo of a detail from the screen printing room in the XL office (the label often does limited runs of screen printed posters and record sleeves)”.