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Thom Yorke and Gilles Peterson

Thom Yorke was a special guest tonight on Gille Peterson’s show on BBC Radio 1. During the two hour show, Thom revealed some interesting info which we’ve summed up for you below:

Most importantly, Radiohead will be touring next year. “The idea is to go out and play next year on and off during the year.” They’re talking about bringing Clive Deamer (Portishead) along too. Nice.

Atoms for Peace, Thom’s side project, have recorded a new album and he’s “finishing it with Nigel at the moment.” He said that touring last year “sparked something off, it was really exciting… It had really good energy.” Thom was unsure of the release date.

Other tidbits include Thom listening to Blue Lines in the car with his kids, how RHCP’s Flea has gotten him listening to Duke Ellington, how he doesn’t have a favorite track from The King of Limbs but loves to play “Bloom” live, that he’s only been to Brazil once and had the time of his life there, and that he’s just finished reading Hans Fallada’s Alone in Berlin and loved it. “It’s an amazing book.” Also, Thom recalls the night he deejayed at Low End Theory last March: He hadn’t slept for three days and didn’t want to show up to Low End Theory. It wasn’t until Flying Lotus sent him a picture of line outside that he decided to come because he feared a riot would take place if he didn’t.

To see the tracklist of the songs played and to listen to a replay of the show, click here.

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Radiohead on the radio

by Jonathan on September 15, 2011

Thom and Gilles last year

Thom and Gilles, BFFs

Radiohead’s Dead Air Space just announced that Thom has put together a guest mix for Mary Anne Hobbs, which will air tonight at 9 PM (UK time) on her Music Response show on XFM.

In addition, Thom is going to be co-hosting on Gilles Peterson’s show on Radio 1 on September 21, between 2 – 4 AM (UK time).

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Okay, take this for what it’s worth, but Thom Yorke appeared at The Worldwide Awards 2011, where he presented Flying Lotus with the award for “Album of the Year”. BBC 1’s Gilles Peterson chatted with Thom and FlyLo afterwards and apparently Thom indicated that the new Radiohead album is done. Unfortunately, this wasn’t captured on video (below) so all we have to go by is Peterson’s word.

Peterson says:

“I think we’re just lucky that Radiohead are having some free time at the moment. And Thom was just hanging out. He enjoyed himself. And there’s a new Radiohead album if you’re wondering. Just done I believe,”

Peterson said this during his Worldwide Awards highlight show on BBC 1 and you can listen to the clip here (the part about Radiohead begins at 1:26).

Here’s a video of the Thom, Flying Lotus, and Peterson talking:

Nothing official is confirmed so we’ll just keep this in the rumor bin.

(thanks to At Ease and Consequence of Sound)

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During Thom’s co-host stint earlier this morning on Gilles Peterson’s show, he dropped the following news:

“The Eraser Band that I got together, we’re going to do something, hopefully in April. Just small gigs, and then maybe that’s going to lead somewhere as well – there’s lots of stuff going on.”

While pursuing his solo project, Yorke assured Radiohead fans that the band are still keeping busy in the studio: “There’s a lot that’s underway at the moment. My trouble is trying to keep up, but I prefer it that way.”

It was announced yesterday that Thom’s “Eraser Band” will be performing at Coachella April 16-18.

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Thom co-hosts with Gilles Peterson

by Jonathan on January 20, 2010

Thom and Gilles

Earlier today, Thom Yorke was the co-host on Gille Peterson’s BBC Radio 1 show. If you missed it, fortunately they are broadcasting it again on their website.

Here’s a sneak preview:

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