Atoms For Peace have announced plans to play two European festivals this summer.
The side project of Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke, producer Nigel Godrich, Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers and percussionist Mauro Refosco – will be playing their first official dates as a band at Exit festival in Serbia (July 10-14) and Melt! Festival in Germany (July 19-21).
No UK festival dates have been announced as of yet. When asked recently by Zane Lowe on his BBC Radio 1 show if they’d be playing this summer’s Glastonbury Festival, Yorke said that they wouldn’t. “We won’t have got our shit together by then,” he explained.
Joining Atoms For Peace at Melt! Festival are The Knife, who will be playing their only festival show, Alt-J, James Blake, Azealia Banks and Django Django.
Atoms For Peace are streaming their debut album ‘Amok’ ahead of its official release on February 25.
Scroll down to stream, or click here to listen to the album: amok.atomsforpeace.info.
Yorke and Godrich recently took part in a Reddit Ask Me Anything session, during which they compared working with Atoms For Peace after Radiohead to “eating ice cream after a lovely dinner”.
Godrich then said – probably jokingly – that Radiohead have ’50’ new songs, when they were asked about Radiohead’s plans to return to the studio after this summer: “I like all 50 of the new radiohead songs,” said Godrich.
In the Q&A session, Yorke spoke about working with Radiohead at Jack White‘s studio in Nashville, saying the sessions gave rise to two tracks, including a studio version of ‘Identikit’, neither of which are ready for release.
He then explained that he finds it difficult to decide if a song is going to be for Radiohead or Atoms For Peace, saying: “its a grey area. getting greyer.”