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2013 Rewind - AMOK

Our 2013 began in December 2012 with the announcement of the debut album by Atoms For Peace, a new band fronted by Thom Yorke and featuring the talents of Nigel Godrich, Flea, Mauro Refosco and Joey Waronker. The artwork for the new album, AMOK, was created by longtime Thom Yorke collaborator, Stanley Donwood and he collaborated with INSA to create the Hollywood Dooom GIF - essentially turning XL’s LA office into a work of art. Donwood’s artwork became an eerie animation on the Atoms website, with special gifts hidden on it for eagle-eyed fans. The band’s first single the sly Default, was followed by the snaking Judge Jury & Executioner in January.  

Thom & Nigel performed a series of club shows in London, Berlin & New York, and the band’s first music video for the limber Ingenue featured Thom dancing beautifully with Fukiko Takase, choreographed by Wayne McGregor and directed by Garth Jennings. The week before AMOK was released Thom & Nigel took to Reddit for a wildly popular AMA interview. The interview ended with the surprise launch of the AMOK album stream encouraged fans to run AMOK on the internet, sharing the stream with those shares being sucked back into the stream’s bizarre real-time visualiser. AMOK arrived in the world with a little help from Glitchr. AMOK entered the US Billboard Album Chart at number two.

The band regrouped in LA to rehearse for their first tour, regularly transmitting from their rehearsal room. A series of triumphant live shows followed, including a residency at London’s Roundhouse which was accompanied by the temporary opening of the Atoms For Peace Drawing Room, a live art space across the road from the venue where bespoke vinyl and art pieces  were created for fans. The beautiful animated video for Before Your Very Eyeswas premiered by the band at their Hollywood Bowl show before being discovered by fans, hidden on Atoms website. 

"Atoms is a ongoing and open ended project, where it leads i know not for certain... which is what is nice about it.” Thom Yorke

Atoms For Peace - Ingenue Nominated For YouTube Music Award

Atoms For Peace have made the shortlist for the innagural YouTube Music Awards. The band's Garth Jennings directed video for Ingenue has...

Atoms For Peace - Watch Before Your Very Eyes Making-Of Video

Atoms For Peace released their surreal, stop motion video for Before Your Very Eyes last week, directed by Andrew Thomas Huang.

The...

Atoms For Peace - Watch The New Video For Before Your Very Eyes

Watch the beautiful, tectonic new video for Atoms For Peace's Before Your Very Eyes:

Atoms For Peace - Watch The Full Austin City Limits Make Up Show

Watch Atoms For Peace's full set from their Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theatre show.

The last minute show was organised to make up...

Atoms For Peace - Watch Default and Harrowdown Hill Live On The Daily Show

Atoms For Peace made their debut TV appearance last night on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.

Watch the band perform Default and...

Atoms For Peace - Watch The Clock Live From London

Tonight, Atoms For Peace play the last show of a three-night residency at the Roundhouse, London. Last night's show was broadcast by...

Atoms For Peace - Thom Yorke On Marc Maron's WTF Podcast

Thom Yorke of Atoms For Peace and Radiohead recently joined comedian Marc Maron for the latest episode of Maron's hilarious WTF podcast....

Atoms For Peace - Atoms For Peace Drawing Room

Longtime Radiohead and Atoms For Peace collaborator Stanley Donwood has created an immersive pop-up experience titled The Atoms For...

Atoms For Peace - Watch Default And Dropped Live From Club AMOK, Los Angeles

On 14 June, Atoms For Peace played songs from their album Amok live for the first time at Club AMOK, a special show near their rehearsal...

Atoms For Peace - Watch First Footage From LA Rehearsals

Atoms For Peace yesterday released the below snippets of footage from their full band rehearsals via Nigel Godrich's twitter.

Thom...

Atoms For Peace - Watch Ingénue Live On The Jonathan Ross Show

Last night, Thom Yorke appeared on the Jonathan Ross Show on UK television. He played a spine-tingling solo version of Ingénue from the

Atoms For Peace - Listen To S.A.D. And What The Eyeballs Did

Atoms For Peace have just posted two tracks online that were previously only available on vinyl.

What The Eyeballs Did was originally...

Atoms For Peace - Listen To A Remix Of Four Tet's Pyramid

Last night via their Twitter accounts, Nigel Godrich and Four Tet introduced the world to the Atoms For Peace remix of Pyramid...

Atoms For Peace - Watch Thom And Nigel's Ask A Grown Man Interview

"How do you know when you have a crush on a boy?" "Can I break up with my boyfriend if he is boring?" Watch Thom and Nigel of Atoms For...

Atoms For Peace - Listen To Thom Yorke Interviewed By Alec Baldwin

At the start of the week WNYC aired an interview between Hollywood actor and radio presenter Alec Baldwin and Atoms For Peace and

Atoms For Peace - Watch Default Live From Le Poisson Rouge

Atoms For Peace today posted a live video of their performance at New York's Le Poisson Rouge from March 14, filmed by Nigel...

Atoms For Peace - Listen To The Essential Mix For BBC Radio 1

On Friday night, BBC Radio 1 broadcast a special Atoms For Peace Essential Mix. Listen here as Thom Yorke & Nigel Godrich spend two...

Atoms For Peace - Judge Jury And Executioner Vinyl Lottery

At our London office, we hand screen printed 100 special Atoms For Peace - Judge Jury and Executioner 12"s. As numbers are so limited we...

Atoms For Peace - European Tour Dates Announced

Atoms For Peace today announced the full band will tour in July 2013.

As well as the previously announced European festival...

Atoms For Peace - Watch The New Video For Ingenue

Watch the brand new video for Atoms For Peace's Ingenue. Thom Yorke and Fukiko Takase dance, and Garth Jennings directs.

Atoms For Peace - Amok Is Out Now

AMOK, the debut album by Atoms For Peace is out now (tomorrow in North America).

You can order it from the AMOK store, The XL US Store,...

Atoms For Peace - Stream AMOK And Read Thom & Nigel's Reddit AMA

Today, Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich from Atoms For Peace took to Reddit for an Ask Me Anything interview and spent an hour answering...

Atoms For Peace - Listen To Thom's Interview On 6Music

Thom Yorke recently dropped into Steve Lamacq's show on BBC 6Music for an interview about Atoms For Peace.

The pair discussed how the...

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Atoms For Peace - AMOK Launch Events In London, Berlin & New York

Today Atoms For Peace announced details of three events in London, Berlin and New York to mark the release of their debut album

Atoms For Peace - Listen To The Interview With NPR

Last summer Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich and Joey Waronker of Atoms For Peace linked up with the NPR radio studios for an interview on All...

Atoms For Peace - Listen To Thom's Mix For Dazed

Thom Yorke recently went in the studio with fellow Atoms For Peace band member Nigel Godrich, to create a mix for Dazed...

Atoms For Peace - Listen to Judge Jury and Executioner

Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich of Atoms For Peace stopped by BBC Radio 1 a few minutes ago to discuss the project with Zane Lowe. They...

Atoms For Peace - Hollywood Dooom GIF by Stanley Donwood x INSA

Hollywood Dooom is a captivating collaborative artwork by Stanley Donwood and INSA that we commissioned to celebrate the launch of Atoms...

Atoms For Peace - Amok, Debut Album Announced

Amok, the debut album from Thom Yorke's Atoms For Peace project will be released by XL Recordings on February 25 (26 US) 2013. Read a...

Atoms For Peace - Listen To Default

Thom Yorke returns with his new project, Atoms For Peace. This is their first single Default. You can stream it below and download it...