Alt-J debut new track ‘Left Hand Free’ – listen

Mercury Prize winners continue to prep new album 'This Is All Yours'

Alt-J have released a brand-new track from their forthcoming second album ‘This Is All Yours’ – listen to it below.

The track follows on from the album’s first single ‘Hunger Of The Pine’, which dropped last month.

‘This Is All Yours’ is the follow-up to the band’s Mercury Prize-winning debut record ‘An Awesome Wave’, which was released in 2012. The album is due for release on September 22 and will coincide with a short UK tour that includes sold-out shows at Alexandra Palace in London, The Academy in Glasgow and the O2 Apollo, Manchester.


The album will be Alt-J’s first release since the departure of guitarist and bass player Gwil Sainsbury, who left the band amicably earlier this year owing to personal reasons. In an interview this weekend, frontman Joe Newman called Sainsbury the band’s “silent leader”, saying that after his departure “I didn’t think we were going to pick ourselves up”.

The ‘This Is All Yours’ tracklisting is:

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

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)


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