Left Hand Free2014
alt-J announce the release of their new single Left Hand Free on 15 December via Infectious Music. The song is the latest to be lifted from their critically acclaimed second album This Is All Yours, which debuted at number one in the official UK album charts and number four on the US Billboard 200 upon release in September. This Is All Yours also contains the singles Every Other Freckle and Hunger Of The Pine, and is available to stream and buy in CD, digital and double-vinyl editions. alt-J have recently completed a sold out UK tour, culminating in a London show at the 10,000-capacity Alexandra Palace which sold out in ten minutes, and are on the road for an extensive sold out US run. They recently announced their biggest headline shows to date, at London’s O2 Arena on 24 January and New York’s Madison Square Garden on 30 March. The band also tour Japan, Australia and Europe in the coming months; full dates and tickets via www.altjband.com. Praise for This Is All Yours “None of it is easy. But all of it is stunning” - Album of the Week, Sunday Times Culture "One of the albums of the year" 5* Evening Standard “This sumptuous riddle of a record is a celebration of everything but normality” - 4*, Q magazine “An outlandish delight” - 4* The Times “sublime hook and textures… a beautifully challenging labyrinth of sound” - 4*, The Guardian “An assured and strange album from a highly intriguing and inventive outfit” - 4*, MOJO “A lovely album - inventive, seductive and dazzling" - 4* Daily Telegraph “Behind every batshit idea is a wealth of beauty. They’ve struck gold second time around” - 4*, DIY “Complements their ingenious genre infusions with a new swagger” - 4* Mail on Sunday “It engulfs you like a deep forest; alt-J mk.II is an impressive expansion” - 8/10, NME alt-J are Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton and Thom Green. They released their debut album An Awesome Wave to critical acclaim in May 2012 (September 2012 in North America). The album won the Mercury Music Prize in November 2012 and was nominated for British Album of the Year at the Brit Awards in February 2013, one of three nominations the band received. In May that year An Awesome Wave received the Ivor Novello Album Award. It has now sold over one million copies and has been streamed more than 200 million times on Spotify.