Alt-J To Soundtrack "Important" Film

Alt-J have been telling Radio X about the film they are going to compose the soundtrack for.

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It was confirmed earlier this week that the Mercury Prize winning band would be working on the music for Leave to Remain by Bruce Goodison .

The film follows a young asylum seeker's fight to stay in the UK and Gus from the band says it has a strong message from what they've seen.

"It's not really been cut yet - they're still in post production," Gus explained. "We've seen some rushes and read the script and stuff. It's amazing... a really good film it's not just entertaining... it's actually quite an important theme."

The band only have one album under their belts - the award winning An Awesome Wave - but Tom reckons they're looking forward to the challenge of bending their skill to someone else's idea.

"I think as musicians you think you know what a sound is and how to focus a certain sound. We enjoy it a lot - it's a challenge - but I think we doing quite well."