Alt-J to premiere new mobile footage app at London gig tonight (May 16)

Soundhalo is seeking to eradicate poor quality camera phone footage from gigs

Alt-J to premiere new mobile footage app at London gig tonight (May 16)

Photo: Derek Bremner/NME

Alt-J will premiere a new mobile app called Soundhalo at their Brixton Academy gig in London tonight (May 16).

The Soundhalo app allows users to download high quality MP4 videos and audio tracks to their phones as the gig they are attending is taking place. Alt-J are the first band to get involved with the app, which was launched today and is currently in beta, with video and audio feeds at the venue streaming the gig to Soundhalo's database and making each track appear in the app for download as it finishes.

It is thought that the app may discourage fans from recording gigs on their own phones, an action which infuriates many regular gig goers and was recently outlawed by bands such as Savages and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Gus Unger-Hamilton from Alt-J agrees, saying: "I think the future of music and technology as an artist, and looking at how artists and fans interact, is really exciting. Artistic output no longer has to be be dictated by the things it used to be. It used to be how much music can you fit on a vinyl record? And how long is a video cassette? Now that no longer has to be the case."

Soundhalo is currently only available on Android right now, but an iOS version is due in the coming months with fans able to separate video and audio, essentially allowing them to download a bootleg album of the gig they have just attended..

Read More On This Artist

More News
The Script score third Official Albums Chart Number 1 with 'No Sound Without Silence'
Jake Bugg: 'Manufactured pop bands don't have any soul'
Lauryn Hill's London comeback show subject to harsh Twitter criticism
Tatu's Lena Katina responds to bandmate's homophobia: 'People should be free to...
Producer Tony Visconti says he was misquoted over 'new David Bowie album' comment
La Roux: 'I've never made any money from record sales'
Kendrick Lamar downplays guest appearances on new album
Jamie T: 'Damon Albarn told me to write from the heart'
Stevie Nicks unveils title track from '24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault' - listen
Kanye West shares photos from his community service fashion class
Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith cover The Rolling Stones - watch
Foo Fighters announce January 2015 live dates
Johnny Flynn stars in new trailer for Channel 4 sitcom 'Scrotal Recall' - watch
Bishop Nehru and Doom preview NehruvianDOOM album with new track 'Caskets' – listen
Matt Bellamy hints at World War 3 theme and guitar solos for new Muse album
SBTRKT previews new album 'Wonder Where We Land' at iTunes Festival in London
Iceage reveal new song 'How Many' - listen
Trent Reznor previews 'Gone Girl' soundtrack ahead of cinema release
Members of Arcade Fire, The Strokes and Bon Iver form Pop All Star Band supergroup
Lil Wayne and Drake hit the road in 'Grindin' video - watch
SBTRKT streams new song 'The Light' featuring Denai Moore - listen
George Ezra covers Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' - watch

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today