Alt-J, one of the most successful British bands of the millennium, return to Australia and New Zealand this December. The trio will be joined at all Australian shows by Los Angeles quartet Warpaint.
Quietly, resolutely, impressively, singularly, alt-J have become one of the biggest British bands of whatever it is we’re calling the 21st century’s second decade. Art-electro, math-folk, hymnal-rock, call it what you will, the music made by alt-J is the muscular sound of cutting edge innovation pumped by a melodically bleeding heart. Ten years after forming at Leeds University, alt-J are a post-guitar group for the new-pop generation. And as audiences all over the world know, when they get going, they rock hard.
alt-J’s highly anticipated third album RELAXER is out now (via Liberator Music/Infectious Music/BMG) on CD, heavyweight vinyl and digitally. It includes singles such as ‘3WW’ as well as ‘In Cold Blood’ and ‘Adeline’.
Three years of worldwide touring have forged alt-J’s reputation as a fierce live act. alt-J have headlined festivals across the globe, including Australia’s very own Falls Music and Arts Festival, and on their last international tour, alt-J sold out the London’s iconic O2 Arena and New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden.
Los Angeles quartet Warpaint will make their return to Australia to support alt-J. Warpaint’s studio albums emphasise moody atmospheres, with gauzy keyboards, hypnotic harmonies, and sinister grooves. In concert, they pair this moodiness with bumped-up tempos and sinewy beats. Their live performances dazzle, and their shows are met with much delight from fans and critics alike.
alt-J will return to Australia and New Zealand this December following shows throughout Europe and the United States, hitting the Riverstage Brisbane on Sunday 10 December. Tickets here.