Alt-J Releases New Track '3WW', Announce New Album

Carla Harmon
March 8, 2017

Adding to worldwide festival dates throughout the summer, Alt-J have also announced a show at the O2 Arena in London on 16 June as part of the venue's 10th anniversary celebrations. Titled Relaxer, the album's release is set for June 9 and, based on the new track, promises a fuller, glossier sound full of the quirks and experiments that make their style distinct.

"3WW" comes in the style of the "Intro" to 2014's This Is All Yours, which also featured a different-sounding but even longer instrumental opening. "3WW" showcases how much Alt-J has matured musically since their debut five years ago and their ability to go platinum despite their non-traditional song structures.

Writing on social media, the band said: "We'd like to thank you for your patience over the past year or so". Now it looks like Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton and Thom Green are throwing a new LP into the mix. It seems they were just spending a little more time polishing though, as this weekend the band announced their third album, Relaxer, is coming in the summer.

See posters detailing the new album art and forthcoming tour dates, below.

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