There’s plenty of new talent out there to get excited about this year. The likes of Palma Violets, Haim, Tom Odell and Savages have already caused a gaggle of eager music publications to pin their colours firmly to the mast, and should at least spark the usual ‘Next Big Thing’/'Hyped Up Bollocks’ debate when they release new albums in 2013. Here, some of Live4ever’s writers reveal what they’re hoping for from some of the more established acts out there, including the latest project from Thom Yorke and the plans of a few Manchester legends.
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Thom Yorke announced today at http://www.radiohead.com/deadairspace/ that his band Atoms For Peace (previously billed as ????) will play a series of eight U.S. shows leading up to its April 18 appearance at the Coachella festival in Indio CA.
The sly fox that he is, Radiohead’s Thom York got him self some press credentials for the Climate Talks in Copenhagen and was given access to the event. Thom admits : “I’m here as a press person….You Imagine they’d let me in otherwise?” No Thom, slim chance.
Here are Thom’s unedited blog posts from the talks in Copenhagen:
Hello. I arrived at the copenhagen summit yesterday afternoon. I felt compelled to come to find some hope from these talks. for our kids and theirs. judge that as you will. i camewith a friend of mine Tony Juniper ( He was previously head of Friends of the Earth when i was involved with them to get the climate bill passed in the UK. a Framed copy of which i have on my wall at home. ) So is there any? well yesterday there seemed to be.
the first person i met was the famous john vidal from the guardian who said things were moving again. then we talked to others who said the same. got technical for a bit most of which i can follow but i get lost on the forest stuff and still can’t piece together how you can have a kyoto style agreement and another for america et all running at the same time. but then i sat in on a uk press briefing with Ed Miliband. and he made things clear in some ways.
John Lydon is annoyed and has no problem with letting the music world know about it. The Sex Pistol legend, who is currently reforming his other band Public Image Ltd, complains that bands don’t credit his style as influencing them enough.
‘Mr Rotten’ explains : “I’m still hearing records coming out that mimic our style, but they don’t give us credit.
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has announced two LA dates for his new band on October 4th & 5th. Yorke has recruited Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, R.E.M collaborator Joey Waronker, Brazilian instrumentalist Mauro Refosco, and his Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich for the gigs which will take place at the Orpheum Theatre.
Speaking about his new star-studded ‘backing band’, Yorke said: “In the past couple of weeks I’ve been getting a band together for fun to play ‘The Eraser’ stuff live and the new songs etc, to see if it could work! We don’t really have a name and the set will not be very long cuz, well, we haven’t got that much material yet! But come and check it out if you are in the area.”
This is the official music video for the forthcoming release by Thom Yorke. Available September 21st 2009 on 12′ Vinyl LP.
Uber indie frontman Thom York announced via Radiohead’s blog that more of his work would soon be made available to the masses thirsty for the band’s songwriting talents. The two new singles are called : “Feeling pulled apart by Horses” and “The Hollow Earth“ Here’s what Radioheads’s post said:
“This is to inform you of the release of two more bits of work shortly. They are loosely under the Thom Yorke name this time, although these days its all getting kind of blurry. Feeling Pulled Apart by Horses is written & played by Jonny and I and is a radical rework of an old tune thats been kicking around without a home since 2001? i think. The Hollow Earth is a bass menace that was born out of the Eraser period but needed a little more time.”
The official release date for the two tunes which were produced byNigel Godrich and mastered by Bob Ludwigis October 6th, Thom reveals. They’ll be released on 12″ with sliced sleeve from Stanley and Tchok and will be available from September 21 from the w.a.s.t.e section of the Radiohead website, accompanied by a free download.
Thom Yorke has hinted Radiohead’s current recording sessions may not result in a new album.
The band have been in the studio for the past few months working on new material, and recently released a new track, ‘Harry Patch (In Memory Of’, as a tribute to recently deceased World War I veteran Harry Patch. However, in an interview with The Believer magazine, Thom appeared to suggest more low-key releases may become the way forward for the bad. “None of us want to go into that creative hoo-ha of a long-play record again,” Yorke said. “Not straight off, I mean, it’s just become a real drag. It worked with ‘In Rainbows‘ because we had a real fixed idea about where we were going. But we’ve all said that we can’t possibly dive into that again. It’ll kill us.”
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