A worthy follow-up to the acclaimed debut: Alt-J prove why they're one of Britain's most challenging bands.
Joe Newman (vocals, guitar), Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards), Gwil Sainsbury (bass) and Thom Green (drums) met at Leeds University in 2007. In just five short years Alt-J would go on to become one of the UK’s most exciting and innovative bands.
In the wake of The xx, Alt-J combine indie influences with electronic minimalism to create a sound that epitomises modern music.
While their roots may be steeped in guitar music, they are very definitely influenced by future sounds.
Their debut album, An Awesome Wave, won countless critical plaudits and won the Barclaycard Mercury Prize in 2012.
After a busy 2013 touring the album, it was announced that bassist Gwil Sainsbury would be leaving the band, leaving Alt-J as a three piece.
Their second long-player, This Is All Yours, was released in September 2014.
WATCH: Iggy Pop Narrates Alt-J's Gory In Cold Blood Video
The single comes from their Relaxer LP, which is set for release on 2 June.
Alt-J Share New Album Track & Announce O2 London Gig
Listen to 3WW and get the tracklist for their Relaxer album here.
Alt-J: “We throw a lot of fruit around before we go onstage”
The band have been telling us all about their very special pre-gig ritual as they prepare for a new tour of the UK.
Alt-J announce O2 date
The band are to play their biggest headline date yet, early next year.
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