Atoms For Peace
Until Fri Jul 26 2013
Photograph: Courtesy Atoms for Peace
Time Out says
Posted: Fri Feb 15 2013
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke and producer Nigel Godrich bring their whole band on tour following the release of their album 'Amok'. AFP – also featuring Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers on bass and an impressive live percussion section – make the same awesomely sparse and jagged sonic landscapes that comprised Yorke's solo record 'The Eraser'. Built up from flickering rhythms and acoustic and electric instrumental textures, the band's pieces are led by Yorke's famous, high-pitched yowl.
Although these Roundhouse gigs have now sold out, you can still see the band live – from the comfort of your own home, and for 99p per track – using Soundhalo. Following Yorke and Godrich's well-publicised whinge about Spotify, they're collaborating with Soundhalo to broadcast the shows on Thursday and Friday live over the internet, to try and set up a new model for online music streaming. Soundhalo – which was first tested back in May with an Alt-J gig in Brixton – aims to balance high-quality sound and vision with the thrill of live music from the crowd's perspective. If you sign up to the service (available in beta mode on the Chrome, Safari and IE10 browsers, as well as most Android and iOS mobile devices), then videos of each song in the set will be sent to you one at a time throughout the gig. Sign up at soundhalo.com.