alt-J / Hard Drive Gold – Maya Jane Coles Remix / UK Tour

ALT-J

HARD DRIVE GOLD (MAYA JANE COLES REMIX)

 

NEW ALBUM / THE DREAM / OUT NOW

 

UK & IRELAND TOUR / MAY 2022

 

 

Credit: GEORGE MUNCEY

 

Bold, experimental, and loose-limbed …DORK 5*

Distinctively idiosyncratic, this isn’t just more of the same; it’s alt-J max …THE ARTS DESK 5*

A rare album that manages to stand on its own while still welcoming the listener in …THE TIMES 4*

Their most open-hearted record yet …NME 4*

 

The Mercury Prize winning, chart-topping alt-J have released a remix of HARD DRIVE GOLD from their new album THE DREAM, which is out now via Infectious Music / BMG. The track has been reworked by multi award-winning electronic polymath Maya Jane Coles, who has propelled the already dynamic track into new, unexpected directions. Alongside this, the band have released a remixed version of the visualiser for Hard Drive Gold. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwgY8DS7gbo

Maya Jane Coles imbues Hard Drive Gold with a trippy late-night sensibility. Newman’s vocals are panned and slowed, gliding across a pulsating four to the floor house groove. The chanted hook of the original track remains – “Don’t be afraid to make money, boy” – but this time possesses an added sense of jeopardy. It’s a truly heady reinterpretation of one of the highlights from the band’s fourth album.

 

 

 

 

THE DREAM is an album where true crime inspired stories and tales of Hollywood and the Chateaux Marmont rub shoulders with some of the band’s more personal moments to date. Both beauty and darkness lay side by side – often seamlessly merging on the same track; a purposeful choice that pays dividends across the record. The band’s dazzling instrumentation has matured; there are still far out moments but now they are deployed with an artful precision.

 

alt-J previously announced a run of intimate shows in association with Independent Record Stores in May and into June, and the band are currently on a major tour across the US featuring state-of-the-art production that utilises hologram technology which they will be bringing over to the UK later this year.

 

Tickets: https://www.altjband.com/#tour

 

 

MAY

 

Thu          05             EDINBURGH                             Liquid Rooms (with ASSAI RECORDS)

Fri             06             GLASGOW                                Barrowland

Sat            07             GLASGOW                                Barrowland

Mon        09             LEEDS                                          O2 Academy

Tue           10             BRISTOL                                     O2 Academy

Thu          12             NOTTINGHAM                        Rock City

Fri             13             MANCHESTER                         O2 Apollo

Sat            14             LIVERPOOL                               Jacaranda Records (with JACARANDA RECORDS)

Mon        16             OXFORD                                    O2 Academy (with TRUCK RECORDS)

Wed         18             LONDON                                    O2 Brixton Academy

Thu          19             LONDON                                    O2 Brixton Academy

Fri             20             LONDON                                    O2 Brixton Academy

Sun           22             DUBLIN                                      Olympia Theatre

Mon        23             DUBLIN                                      Olympia Theatre

Wed         25             BELFAST                                     Telegraph Building

Fri             27             BIRMINGHAM                         O2 Academy

Sat            28             BRIGHTON                                Chalk (with RESIDENT RECORDS)

 

JUNE

 

Thu          07             KINGSTON                                Pryzm (with BANQUET RECORDS)

 

 

alt-J are one of the most successful British bands of the millennium. Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton, and Thom Green have released three studio albums that, between them, have sold more than two million copies and their songs have been streamed over two and a half billion times. Their 2012 Mercury Prize and Ivor Novello Award-winning debut AN AWESOME WAVE was followed two years later by their number one, GRAMMY and BRIT Award-nominated album THIS IS ALL YOURS. In 2017, RELAXER reached the UK album chart Top 10, ahead of a summer of major international shows that included a show at London’s O2 Arena and headline performances at numerous festivals and became their second album to be nominated for the Mercury Prize.

 

 

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