Listen: alt-J return with ‘3WW’, confirm new album ‘Relaxer’

The new track looks to feature Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell!

It’s confirmed, alt-J are back! Earlier this week, the band shared a teaser of new music on Facebook, with a caption written in binary code.

The post is titled “00110011 01110111 01110111”, translating to “3W”. Then, as is customary now for the biggest acts in the world, fans went digging. A Japanese iTunes listing was unearthed for a new album, ‘Relaxer’, released on 9th June. Conveniently, its first track is called “3WW”, and has now been officially released.

‘Relaxer’ is indeed out on 9th June, and the band headline London’s O2 Arena the following week as part of a series of special celebrations for the venue’s tenth birthday.

The album was recorded all across London, with the band revealing at the start of this year that they’d been working at the legendary Abbey Road studios.

If Genius is to be believed, the track also features Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice. What a bloody brilliant combo.

The band have a host of festival appearances upcoming in 2017, headlining Bluedot in Cheshire as well as playing the likes of Mad Cool in Madrid and NOS Alive in Lisbon.

Listen to ‘3WW’ and view ‘Relaxer”s tracklisting below.

01 3WW
02 In Cold Blood
03 House of the Rising Sun
04 Hit Me Like That Snare
05 Deadcrush
06 Adeline
07 Last Year
08 Pleader

Photo: Gabriel Greene

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