Atoms For Peace is the new brainchild of Thom Yorke from Radiohead and features Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers as well as musicians from the Beck and R.E.M. band.
As a release show for the brand new album, Amok, Atoms For Peace will perform a special live show (as a duo with Thom and Radiohead’s producer Nigel Godrich) at Berghain in March.
Atoms For Peace is an experimental rock & electronic supergroup formed in late 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The group consists of Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke (vocals, guitar and piano), Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea(bass), longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich (guitar, keyboards, synths), Joey Waronker of Beck & R.E.M.(drums) and instrumentalist Mauro Refosco (percussion). Their debut album, Amok, will be released on February 25 2013.
Atoms For Peace | Cymbal Rush (live)
The line-up had their first live performance at the Echoplex in Los Angeles on 2 October 2009, where they played the entirety of Thom Yorke’s solo debut album, The Eraser, as well as some new songs and Radiohead b-side “Paperbag Writer”. This was followed by two shows at Orpheum Theatre on 4 and 5 October.
The band shares a name with both the 1953 speech by American President Dwight D. Eisenhower and a song from Yorke’s debut solo album The Eraser. On their website, under their name, is the phrase “Nerth Nuclerek? Na Vynnav” which is in the Cornish language and can be translated as Nuclear Power? No Thanks. This is the text from the Smiling Sun anti nuclear power logo, which has been translated into at least 49 languages, including Cornish.
Atoms For Peace & Anstam LIVE
Friday, 8 March 2013 | 21:00 CET
Berghain | Am Wriezener Bahnhof | 10243 Berlin/Friedrichshain