PLEADER 

A Short Film

alt-J have today released a staggering short film for their new single, Pleader, directed by Isaiah Seret and featuring the acclaimed actors Sophie Cookson and Morgan Watkins. You can watch the film here:

ALT-J have released an epic short film to accompany their new single PLEADER, one of the multiple highlights from the trio’s Mercury Music Prize-shortlisted Album of the Year RELAXER. The heartfelt track and fourth single from RELAXER is immediately distinctive for its heavenly vocal drama, provided by the massed voices of the boys of Ely Cathedral, and the cinematic film is as bold, surprising and beautiful as the song it accompanies.

 

 

Directed by the award-winning director ISAIAH SERET, whose work has been featured at the Los Angeles Film Festival and Art Basel Miami, the short stars SOPHIE COOKSON [Gypsy, Kingsman] and MORGAN WATKINS [A Little Chaos, Suffragette] and was filmed in the Rhonda Valley in South Wales. The latest in an extensive list of uniquely creative, award winning videos by ALT-J, the video for PLEADER chronicles life from birth to death, with real birth footage lifted from an experimental film by STAN BRAKHAGE from 1959 and apocalyptic moments fit for a disaster movie, interspersed with shots of the glorious Welsh countryside, themselves fitting as the track itself is inspired by RICHARD LLEWLYN’s book HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY?

 

“When we set out to make a video for Pleader," the band say, “Joe sent the following one line brief to director Isaiah Seret: ‘A Welsh mining love story; a tidal wave of earth’. What Isaiah came back with was an epic short film, inspired both by the song's source material and Tarkovsky's The Sacrifice. A family pits their desire to have a child against the knowledge that this would destroy their community. The hypnotic, hymnal quality of the song binds the video throughout, hinting at redemption while destruction takes place.”

 

Released in June of this year, RELAXER flew straight into the top 10 of the UK album chart ahead of a summer of international shows, including a headline show at London’s O2 Arena for the venue’s 10th birthday celebrations; headlining The Other Stage at Glastonbury Festival; and headline performances at Bluedot and Boardmasters.

 

RELAXER is the follow up to their number one, GRAMMY and BRIT Award-nominated album THIS IS ALL YOURS and their 2012 Mercury Prize and Ivor Novello Award-winning debut AN AWESOME WAVE. Between them, the records have sold in excess of two million copies and their songs have been streamed more than one billion times. RELAXER is available now via Infectious Music in heavyweight vinyl, CD, cassette and digital formats.

DEADCRUSH 

 

ALT-J have released the new video for DEADCRUSH. The gripping short film is set in a depopulated, post-human world of the far future, where an ageing super computer runs simulations of long-dead historical figures to pass the time. DEADCRUSH is the latest track to be lifted from the band’s third album RELAXER. Released on 2 June, the album flew into the Top 10 of the UK album chart and, in the following weeks, the band performed a sold out London O2 Arena show, then headlined the Other Stage at Glastonbury and the Bluedot Festival.

 

 

The band said, “We are very proud to present the video for our new single, Deadcrush. A collaboration between choreographer Darcy Wallace and director / dream weaver Young Replicant, it was shot in a water treatment plant in Essex in June 2017. Enjoy.”

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ALT-J have revealed their hypnotic new song ADELINE

September Tour Dates announced.

 

ALT-J have revealed their hypnotic new song ADELINE. The band say the track, “Is set in Australia, where a Tasmanian devil falls in love with a woman as he watches her swim. It was written on tour and finished with strings at Abbey Road”.

 

ADELINE follows the singles 3WW and IN COLD BLOOD, offering a further glimpse to what will come on their forthcoming third album, RELAXER. The album will be available from 2 June via Infectious Music on CD, heavyweight vinyl, cassette and digital formats. All three songs are available to stream and download as instant grats now.

 

 

ALT-J – one of the most successful British bands of the millennium – are JOE NEWMAN, THOM GREEN and GUS UNGER-HAMILTON. RELAXER follows THIS IS ALL YOURS, their #1 second album from 2014, and their Mercury Prize and Ivor Novello Award-winning debut album AN AWESOME WAVE from 2012. Between them, the two records have sold in excess of two million copies and their songs have been streamed more than one billion times.

 

The band have headlined festivals across the globe and sold out London O2 Arena and New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden on their last tour. Last month they announced a return to the O2 Arena for a special show on Friday 16 June as part of the venue’s 10th birthday celebrations. Limited tickets for the show are still available.

 

A number of festival shows are now also confirmed for the summer throughout Europe and the UK, including Glastonbury and headline performances at Blue Dot and Boardmasters, today they announced a five date UK tour for September as follows:
SEPTEMBER
Mon 04 BRIGHTON Centre
Tue 05 MARGATE Dreamland
Wed 06 BOURNEMOUTH Academy
Fri 08 WESTON-SUPER-MARE Grand Pier
Sat 09 BLACKPOOL Empress Ballroom

(Tickets for the shows are available via the link below)


The tour follows the release of the band's third album, RELAXER, on 2 June via Infectious Music. 

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Reveal the video for IN COLD BLOOD

NARRATED BY IGGY POP

RELAXER LP | 2 JUNE 2017

ALT-J have today released the video for IN COLD BLOOD. The video was shot in Hareskoven Forest near Copenhagen by the Danish film maker and photographer Casper Balslev and features the legendary Iggy Pop as narrator.

 

ALT-J said of the video: “We love working with great directors, giving them the creative freedom to interpret our tracks as they wish. It leads to great collaborations, like this new video from Casper Balslev. As you are about to find out, a day in the life of a wood mouse can be unexpectedly dangerous. We hope you enjoy it”.

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3WW VIDEO

 

ALT-J have released the video for 3WW, the opening track from their forthcoming third album RELAXER, to be released on 2 June by Infectious Music on heavyweight vinyl, CD, cassette and digital formats. The record is the follow up to their number one, GRAMMY and BRIT Award nominated album THIS IS ALL YOURS, and features current single IN COLD BLOOD. It was recorded all over London – from Shoreditch to St John’s Wood; Crouch Hill to Brixton – with producer Charlie Andrew.

ALT-J: IN COLD BLOOD SINGLE

RELAXER LP   Infectious Music – 2 June 2017  

ALT-J, one of the most successful British bands of the millennium, today announce IN COLD BLOOD, their new single available to stream and download now as an instant grat via Infectious Music.

 

“We started writing IN COLD BLOOD in our Leeds days and finished it last year in London,” say the band. “The brass was recorded at Abbey Road; the keyboards were done on a Casiotone that cost £1.05 on eBay; and no one is quite sure where the key change came from.”

 

IN COLD BLOOD follows the acclaimed 3WW as the second song to be lifted from the forthcoming third album, RELAXER, which will now be released on 2 June on heavyweight vinyl, CD, cassette and digital formats. The record is the follow up to their number one GRAMMY and BRIT Award-nominated album THIS IS ALL YOURS, and was recorded all over London – from Shoreditch to St John's Wood; Crouch Hill to Brixton – with producer Charlie Andrew for a third time.

          

ALT-J are JOE NEWMAN, GUS UNGER-HAMILTON and THOM GREEN. RELAXER follows THIS IS ALL YOURS and their Mercury Prize and Ivor Novello Award-winning debut album AN AWESOME WAVE. Between them, the two records have sold in excess of two million copies and their songs have been streamed more than one billion times.

 

The band have headlined festivals across the globe and sold out London O2 Arena and New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden on their last tour. Earlier this month they announced a return to the O2 Arena for a special show on Friday 16 June as part of the venue’s 10th birthday celebrations. Limited tickets for the show are still available.

 

RELAXER LP   Infectious Music – 9 June 2017  

 

ALT-J today announce their third album, RELAXER, due for release on 9 June via Infectious Music on heavyweight vinyl, CD, cassette and digital formats. The record is the follow up to their number one GRAMMY and BRIT Award-nominated album THIS IS ALL YOURS.

 

The album was recorded all over London – from Shoreditch to St John's Wood; Crouch Hill to Brixton – with producer Charlie Andrew for a third time. A first taste of the LP in the form of its opening track ‘3WW’ is available to stream and download now.

 

 

ALT-J are JOE NEWMAN, GUS UNGER-HAMILTON and THOM GREEN, one of the most successful British bands of the millennium. RELAXER follows THIS IS ALL YOURS and the Mercury Prize and Ivor Novello Award-winning debut album AN AWESOME WAVE. Between them, the two records have sold in excess of two million copies and their songs have been streamed more than one billion times.

The band have headlined festivals across the globe and sold out London O2 Arena and New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden on their last tour. They now announce a return to the O2 Arena for a special show on Friday 16 June as part of the venue’s 10th birthday celebrations. Tickets for the show are on sale at 9.00am on Friday 10 March.

 

A number of festival shows are now also confirmed for the summer, with more to be announced soon

 

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