Alt-J say say their music ‘transcends different musical tribes’

The band say they did what they wanted on their second album because they have a 'fanbase who trust us'

Alt-J have said that part of their success is down to their music transcending “different musical tribes”.

The band are currently on track to score their first Number One album, with their second LP ‘This Is All Yours’, which was released on Monday (September 22).

Speaking to The Mirror, keyboardist and singer Gus Unger-Hamilton said that making the album was a relaxed affair. “We felt like we were three guys back at uni again… We were hanging out, being friends and writing music in a healthy environment.”

“The first album seemed to transcend different musical tribes in terms of the people who listened to it. So we realised it was OK to make albums like that – we have a fanbase who trust us. So we thought, ‘Let’s do the same again’.”

Earlier this week, the band played their biggest headline show of their career so far at London’s Alexandra Palace. The band concluded their six-date UK tour at the prestigious venue with a 17-song set which included the bonus track from their newly released album, ‘This Is All Yours’, a cover of Bill Withers’ soul classic, ‘Lovely Day’. Read the full report and setlist here.