Radiohead are briefly on break and a proper tour for Atoms For Peace, the band Yorke formed with Joey Waronker, Nigel Godrich, and Flea, has yet to begin but that hasn't kept Yorke from making some live appearances on his own.
Appearing on Jonathan Ross' program, Yorke performed a solo piano version of Radiohead's classic "Karma Police" followed by "Ingenue" from Atoms For Peace album Amok. It wasn't difficult to imagine "Karma" being performed solo piano and Yorke sang brilliantly. While "Ingenue" is one of the slower moments on Amok, I'm always curious when electronic music goes organic. In this instant, Yorke easily and beautifully adapts it.
Prior to performing, he and Ross discussed the origins of Atoms For Peace, touring plans, and what setlists might consist of when these shows begin. Those hoping to hear Radiohead songs at an Atoms show are likely to be disappointed but if you, like me, loved Yorke's solo debut The Eraser, chances are you'll be in luck as songs from that are very likely to be mixed in with songs from the Atoms album.
Check out the performances from Jonathan Ross below: