It is due out in June
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 is set for release on June 9.
The band’s last LP ‘This Is All Yours’ was released in 2014. Their Mercury Prize-winning debut ‘An Awesome Wave’ was released in 2012. Drummer Thom Sonny Green also released a solo record titled ‘High Anxiety’ last August.
3WW, a song by alt-J on Spotify
Speaking to NME last year, drummer Green confirmed that, despite his solo ventures, Alt-J are “by no means” over.
“[We’re] very excited about it, I think it’s going to be pretty interesting,” Green said of their next record. “I feel like it’ll be different, but I don’t know. It’s funny that we write together so well and it comes pretty naturally and pretty quick.”
Pressed on what the album might sound like, Green replied: “I can’t predict it. You know, we write what we feel.”
Green also said on the topic of Alt-J’s next album: “All we ever want to do is write interesting things, so we might write an entire album with an acoustic guitar and a tambourine. We’ll see.”
The full tracklisting for ‘Relaxer’ is:
‘In Cold Blood’
‘House of the Rising Sun’
‘Hit Me Like That Snare’
Meanwhile, the band are also set to play a one-off date at London’s O2 arena as part of the venue’s 10th anniversary birthday shows on June 16.
Tickets go on general sale on Friday (March 10). Priority Tickets go on sale at 9am on Wednesday (March 8).
Alt-J said in a statement: “The O2 is a huge, cool venue and we are excited to be helping to mark its tenth birthday. It was a very special night the first time we played there, and we’re looking forward to going back for seconds. This is one of the first shows where we’ll be playing new songs from our forthcoming album, and we can’t wait to get back on stage again.”
They are also set to join Kasabian and Arcade Fire as headliners of Croatia’s acclaimed INmusic Festival from 19-21 June 2017. Tickets are available now from here.