ALT-J release video for 3WW from new album ‘Relaxer’

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.

Watch the 3WW video here:

The short film for 3WW is directed by Young Replicant, aka Alex Takacs, who has previously made videos for the likes of Flying Lotus, Lorde and The xx. Gus Unger-Hamilton from the band describes the film as: “A beautifully shot story of love and loss in the mountains of Mexico”.

ALT-J have also launched a new interactive website based upon the cult 90s Play Station game LSD Dream Emulator that inspired the graphic design of the new record. Discover the world of RELAXER at

ALT-J are one of the most successful British bands of the millennium. RELAXER follows 2014’s THIS IS ALL YOURS and their 2012 Mercury Prize and Ivor Novello award winning debut 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 – JOE NEWMAN, GUS UNGER-HAMILTON and THOM GREEN – have headlined festivals across the globe and sold out the London O2 Arena and New York Madison Square Garden on their last tour.

Earlier this year they announced a return to London O2 Arena on 16 June for a special show as part of the venue’s 10th Birthday celebrations. Limited tickets for the show are still available. A huge number of festival appearances, many of them headline slots, are also confirmed for the summer, including Glastonbury, with many more still to be announced; and the band have recently announced a full tour of North America for the autumn. Full confirmed live dates are as follows:



Fri 16 LONDON O2 Arena | Headline Show |
Tue 20 ZAGREB IN Music Festival | Festival Headline |
Fri 23 SCHEESSEL Hurricane Festival
Sat 24 GLASTONBURY 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


Mon 09 PORTLAND Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Thu 12 SEATTLE WAMU Theatre
Fri 13 VANCOUVER Thunderbird Sports Centre
Sun 15 EDMONTON Winspear Centre
Tue 17 CALGARY Big Four Building
Fri 20 MINNEAPOLIS Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Sat 21 INDIANAPOLIS Old National Centre
Mon 23 MILWAUKEE Riverside Theatre
Tue 24 GRAND RAPIDS 20 Monroe Live
Wed 25 COLOMBUS Express Live
Fri 27 TORONTO Massey Hall


Fri 03 RALEIGH Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Sat 04 ASHEVILLE Explore Ashville Arena
Mon 06 NASHVILLE Municipal Auditorium
Tue 07 ATLANTA Roxy Theatre
Fri 10 MIAMI The Fillmore
Tue 14 DALLAS Music Factory Pavilion
Wed 15 AUSTIN The Moody Theatre
Fri 17 HOUSTON White Oak Music Hall

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

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