Ask Me Anything sessions on web forum Reddit seem to be becoming as commonplace a form of album promo as the stream a week ahead of release, but yesterday’s session with Atoms for Peace – a.k.a. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and the band’s producer Nigel Godrich – has thrown up some interesting tidbits.
For one, Radiohead have recorded two new songs – presumably for the band’s next album. We already knew that the group, who’re currently on a break but plan to regroup after Summer, have been recording in ex-White Stripe Jack White’s studio, and Thom explained to Reddit that “we now have two unfinished tracks, one of which is [the previously heard] ‘Identikit’.”
He also claimed that he “very much hope[s]” to release more music with Burial and Four Tet (the trio collaborated on past single ‘Ego’ / ‘Mirror’), adding that “we talks about it. In fact as usual I gotta write some words”. Words, as in lyrics for a future collaboration, we hope – rather than simply a reply to an email.
Elsewhere, we find out that ‘The Present Tense’, a live cut from some of Yorke’s past solo gigs, should eventually see the light of day, and that Atoms for Peace will be “in the same room again” – hopefully a studio – come April / May.
You can read the full Ask Me Anything session here, and FACT’s recent interview with Yorke and Godrich here.