Alt-J sample Miley Cyrus on new single 'Hunger Of The Pine'

The song is the first to be taken from the band's new album 'This Is All Yours'

Alt-J sample Miley Cyrus on new single 'Hunger Of The Pine'

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Alt-J have unveiled their brand new single, 'Hunger Of The Pine'.

Click here to listen to the song via NPR. The track features a sample of Miley Cyrus' vocal from her 'Bangerz' album song '4x4'. It is the first track to be taken from the band's new album 'This Is All Yours', the follow-up to their Mercury Prize-winning debut record, 'An Awesome Wave'. The album will be released on September 22 and is their first release since the departure of band member Gwil Sainsbury, who announced he was leaving the group earlier this year.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe about the track, keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton commented that it was one of the songs on the record that had been written after the departure of Sainsbury. "It came quite late really - a lot of songs were ideas we've been batting around over the two years we've been touring," he said. Speaking about Sainsbury's departure, he added: "He left right before we started making the album basically. He was not enjoying aspects of the lifestyle of being in a band." Unger-Hamilton went on to say that the band will be joined by other musicians for their upcoming tour. "I think there'll be some people coming on tour with us. I think it's gonna be just fine."

He also discussed the "song cycle" on the album, made up of 'Arrival In Nara', 'Nara' and 'Leaving Nara', which concerns a place in Japan which is known for its freely roaming deer.

The band will tour the UK this autumn. The first Manchester and London dates have sold out but a second Manchester date will now take place on September 20.

Alt-J will play:

Glasgow O2 Academy (September 18)
Manchester Apollo (19/ 20)
Wolverhampton Civic Hall (22)
Brighton Centre (23)
London Alexandra Palace (24)
Dublin O2 Arena (27)


The 'This Is All Yours' tracklisting is:

'Intro'
'Arrival In Nara'
'Nara'
'Every Other Freckle'
'Left Hand Free'
'Garden Of England'
'Choice Kingdom'
'Hunger Of The Pine'
'Warm Foothills'
'The Gospel Of John Hurt'
'Pusher'
'Bloodflood Pt II'
'Leaving Nara'


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