Earlier this week Alt-J posted a 55 second video on their social media with a caption written in binary code. Some clever dicks translated ‘00110011 01110111 01110111’ as ‘3W’ and came to the conclusion some new music may just be around the corner.
Today the band have posted the full-length version online, titled ‘3WW’ – so close internet geeks – along with the announcement of their third album RELAXER due for release on June 9. The five-minute epic has an intriguing build-up before Joe Newman’s accustomed wirey vocals come in.
They’re also joined by Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell for some haunting guest vocals. It’s a gorgeous return and sets up and exciting summer for the trio. Alt-J play London O2 Arena on June 16 as part of the venue’s 10th birthday celebrations along with a number of European festivals including NOS Alive, Open Air and Sziget.
Listen to ‘3WW’ and see the full tracklisting for RELAXER below:
In Cold Blood
House of the Rising Sun
Hit Me Like That Snare