Amidst Spotify hoo-hah, Atoms For Peace launch new music service Soundhalo.



Three days after Atoms For Peace removed their music from Spotify, after band member and producer Nigel Godrich claimed the streaming site to be “bad for new music”, the supergroup that also features Thom Yorke of Radiohead and Flea of Red Hot Chilli Peppers has gotten behind the launch of new music broadcasting service Soundhalo, which launched today (18 July 2013).

Hardly an answer to or future competitor of Spotify, Soundhalo will concentrate on streaming live music rather than studio albums, making shows available to view and download as they happen.

The service was road tested earlier this year when Alt-J played London’s Brixton Academy, but it’ll get a real run next week as the site streams Atoms For Peaces’ shows at Camden’s Roundhouse.

Speaking about the collaboration, Nigel Godrich said: “Part of the reason soundhalo was interesting to me was that I found myself wondering why, whenever you go to a gig, the next day there are a million shaky, horrible sounding YouTube videos already online. But you go and look because you want to see something of your experience. Soundhalo provides something really functional – an experience that you want to remember in front of you as soon as the concert has happened. To be able to relive that is a really great thing.”