ALT-J announce new single ‘In Cold Blood’

, 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.

Listen to IN COLD BLOOD  // 3WW  Pre-order RELAXER here

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.

A number of festival shows are now also confirmed for the summer, as below, with more to be announced soon; see for further information and announcements.



Fri 16 LONDON O2 Arena | Headline Show |
Tue 20 ZAGREB IN Music Festival | Festival Headline |
Fri 23 SCHEESSEL Hurricane Festival
Sun 25 NEUHAUSEN Southside Festival
Wed 28 FERRARA Bands Apart Festival | Festival Headline |


Sat 01 ST GALLEN Open Air Festival
Sun 02 WERCHTER Rock Werchter Festival
Thu 06 LISBON NOS Alive Festival
Fri 07 MADRID Mad Cool Festival
Sat 08 TRENCHIN Pohoda Festival | Festival Headline |
Sun 09 CHESHIRE Blue Dot Festival | Festival Headline |
Tue 11 DUBLIN Trinity College | Headline Show |
Thu 13 LUXEMBOURG Neumunster Abbey | Headline Show |
Sat 15 CLUJ-NAPOCA Electric Castle Festival
Sun 16 LATVIA Positivus Festival
Wed 19 OSTRAVA Colours of Ostrava Festival
Thu 20 WIESEN Out of The Woods Festival | Festival Headline |
Sun 23 PARIS Lollapalooza Festival


Sun 13 NEWQUAY Boardmasters Festival
Tue 15 BUDAPEST Sziget Festival
Thu 17 TRONDHEIM Pstereo Festival | Festival Headline |
Fri 18 KRAKOW Live Festival | Festival Headline |
Sat 19 LELYSTAD Lowlands Festival
Mon 21 WIESEN Out of The Woods Festival | Festival Headline |
Mon 28 KIEV Stereoplaza Festival | Festival Headline |
Wed 30 MOSCOW Stadium Live Festival | Festival Headline |
Thu 31 ST PETERSBURG A2 Festival | Festival Headline |


Sun 02 STOCKHOLM Popaganda Festival

Danny Peart
Editor / Live Music Photographer / Journalist at Soundcheck-Live

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