With their new album ‘The Dream’ arriving on 11th February, alt-J are sharing the third single from the record, ‘Hard Drive Gold’.
Speaking on the track, Gus Unger-Hamilton says, “Hard Drive Gold is a slightly tongue-in-cheek song written at what we thought was the height of the cryptocurrency gold rush. It’s the story of the ultimate childhood fantasy, the schoolboy who becomes a millionaire overnight, and the different interactions he has with people in his life from teachers to neighbours. How ironically you interpret its message is entirely up to you…”
Accompanied by a video directed by the band’s Joe Newman, he adds, “Growing up enjoying cinema greatly I saw our music videos as opportune moments for directors to create stories purely and so we the band did not appear in our videos. By avoiding cuts to a band playing in an ‘aeroplane hanger’ the audience could focus on the cinema over the indie band music video tropes.”
“I had ideas for videos that I passed on to directors to develop, watching these directors execute some of these ideas inspired me and now I want to understand and experience the process at a deeper level.”
Check out ‘Hard Drive Gold’ below.
See alt-J live at the following dates:
25 - Pittsburgh - Petersen Event Center
26 - Washington DC - The Anthem
01 - Nashville TN - Nashville Municipal Auditorium
02 - Atlanta GA - State Farm Arena
04 - Tampa FL - Yuengling Center
05 - Hollywood FL - Hard Rock Live
06 - Orlando FL - Orlando Amphitheater
09 - Dallas TX- The Factory in Deep Ellum
12 - Austin TX - Germania Insurance Amphitheater
13 - Houston TX - White Oak Music Hall
15 - St Louis MS - Chaifetz Arena
16 - Detroit MI - Masonic Temple Detroit
19 - Chicago IL - Credit Union 1 Arena
20 - Minneapolis MN - The Armory
23 - Denver CO - 1STBANK Center
25 - San Diego CA - Pechanga Arena San Diego
26 - Santa Barbara CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
27 - Los Angeles CA - Staples Center
29 - Seattle WA - Wamu Theater
30 - Vancouver VA - Pacific Coliseum
01 - San Francisco CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
03 - Las Vegas NV - The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
05 - Salt Lake City UT - UCCU Center
07 - Kansas City KS - Cable Dahmer Arena
08 - Cincinnati OH - PromoWest Pavillion at Ovation
09 - Columbus OH - Schottenstein Center
11 - New York NY - Madison Square Garden
13 - Philadelphia PA - TC Pavilion at The Mann
14 - Boston MA - Agganis Arena
15 - Montreal QC - Place Bell
17 - Toronto ON - Coca-Cola Coliseum
07 Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowland Ballroom
09 Leeds, England - O2 Academy Leeds
13 Manchester, England - O2 Apollo
18 London, England - O2 Academy Brixton
22 Dublin, Republic of Ireland - Olympia Theatre
25 Belfast, Northern Ireland - The Telegraph Building
27 Birmingham, England - O2 Academy Birmingham
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