alt-J have shared a brand new video for their song ‘The Actor’ – check it out below.
The trio, who released fourth album ‘The Dream’ back in February, have based their new visual – directed by Saskia Dixie – on a tragic story of an American couple, which teams with the message of the song.
“Having the opportunity to work with our talented friend and director, Saskia Dixie was a treat, and we believe her ability to capture the emotional aspect of this song serves ‘The Actor’ beautifully,” the band said in a statement.
The band are set to tour the UK behind ‘The Dream’ from next week. The tour includes four London shows at Brixton Academy, one of which will see them playing their debut album ‘An Awesome Wave’ in full.
Watch the video for ‘The Actor’, see the band’s full May touring schedule below and revisit our recent feature with them on all things ‘The Dream’ here.
06 Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom
07 Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom
09 Leeds, O2 Academy
10 Bristol, O2 Academy
12 Nottingham, Rock City
13 Manchester, O2 Apollo
17 London, O2 Academy Brixton (playing ‘An Awesome Wave’ in full)
18 London, O2 Academy Brixton
19 London, O2 Academy Brixton
20 London, O2 Academy Brixton
22 Dublin, Olympia Theatre
23 Dublin, Olympia Theatre
25 Belfast, The Telegraph Building
27 Birmingham, O2 Academy
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Elsewhere on the bill, alt-J, Phoebe Bridgers and Haim all lined up for the bumper Madrid event.
The show comes alongside three existing gigs at the London venue on the back of recent album ‘The Dream’.
alt-J have spent the past decade Trojan-horsing the mainstream, and with new LP ‘The Dream’, the trio are sticking up two fingers to the naysayers and celebrating their curious niche with gusto.
Its strength is in packing not just alt-J’s usual futuristic twist, but a heavy side serving of nostalgia too.