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Bringing prog back – Alt-J’s abstract ‘3WW’ is a brave comeback single

Alt-J have never been ones to go by the book. On 2014’s ‘This Is All Yours’, the trio’s second album saw them sampling Miley Cyrus, telling a loved one they wanted to “lick you like a crisp packet” and chopping up the vocals of Conor Oberst for ‘Warm Foothills’. Even though the follow-up to the Mercury Prize winning ‘An Awesome...

Alt-J and Jamiroquai to mark London O2 arena’s tenth anniversary

Alt-J and Jamiroquai will be performing at The O2
Alt-J and Jamiroquai have been announced as the first acts to perform at the London O2 venue's forthcoming 10th anniversary birthday shows. The former will be gracing the stage on June 16, for their only UK indoor show of 2017 while Jay Kay's band will perform on June 24. Tickets for both go on general sale on Friday (March 10). Priority Tickets...

Alt-J share new song and tracklisting from third album ‘Relaxer’

Alt-J performing
Alt-J have shared a new song and the tracklisting for their forthcoming third album 'Relaxer'. The track '3WW' is the first to be premiered from the new record and features a guest appearance from Wolf Alice's Ellie Rowsell. You can listen to it via Spotify below. It comes after the band teased their album with a trailer on Friday (March 3). It...

Alt-J preview new music from third album ‘Relaxer’

Alt-J performing
Alt-J appear to be teasing their next album in a mysterious new trailer video. The album will be their third to date. The band followed their Mercury Prize-winning 2012 debut 'An Awesome Wave' with 'This Is All Yours' in 2014. Drummer Thom Sonny Green also released a solo record titled 'High Anxiety' last August. This new trailer video, posted on YouTube and the...

Alt-J, Jamiroquai, Two Door Cinema Club & more for Boardmasters

Alt-J, Jamiroquai and Two Door Cinema Club will play Boardmasters
Boardmasters has announced the first wave of acts for the returning festival in 2017 - with Alt-J, Jamiroquai and Two Door Cinema Club headlining. Also on the line-up for the UK surf and music festival are Andy C, Jake Bugg, Slaves, Patrick Topping, Wild Beasts, Roger Sanchez, Becky Hill, Solardo, TQD, Theo Kottis, Tom Grennan, Cadenza and Youngr. The news of...

Lana Del Rey, Skepta, Pixies and more announced for first Lollapalooza Paris

Lollapalooza Paris
Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Weeknd have been announced as the headliners for Paris' first Lollapalooza festival. Lana Del Rey, Skepta, Pixies and alt-J have also been announced. Announcing the line-up through an animated video, the festival will also see performances from London Grammar, Editors, Glass Animals and Crystal Fighters. Lollapalooza Paris will take place July 22 and 23 at...

Alt-J keyboardist to appear on ‘Christmas University Challenge’

Alt-J keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton will represent Leeds University on an edition of Christmas University Challenge later this month. Unger-Hamilton attended the University from 2007-2010, graduating with a degree in English. While studying at Leeds, the keyboardist met fellow Alt-J members Joe Newman and Thom Green (both graduated in Fine Art in 2010), as well as ex-bandmember Gwil Sainsbury (Fine Art 2011). Posting...

Alt-J to join Arcade Fire, headlining INmusic Festival

Alt-J have been announced to headline Croatia's acclaimed INmusic Festival. The Mercury-winners will be joining previously announced headliners Arcade Fire in topping the bill at the event. The largest open-air festival in the country, INmusic is set by the beautiful setting of Zagreb’s Lake Jarun. The rest of the line-up is yet to be announced, but with previous line-ups including the...

Alt-J added to Bands 4 Refugees benefit show line-up

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Alt-J have joined the line-up for the upcoming Bands 4 Refugees benefit show. The Leeds trio, who last released an album in 2014 with 'This Is All Yours', join an already-stellar cast list for the gigs at London’s Kamio venue, which will take place on December 4-5. As DIY reports, Alt-J will join the likes of Wolf Alice, Peace, Swim Deep...

Alt-J post studio picture ahead of third album

Speculation rife that trio could be working on a new record