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alt-J Share New Track “The Actor” Taken From New Album Out This Friday

February 9, 2022
Photo credit: George Muncey

alt-J

RELEASE NEW TRACK“THE ACTOR”

 NEW ALBUM THE DREAM OUT FEBRUARY 11th


Mercury Prize-winning band alt-J have released their new track “The Actor”, the final song to be released in advance of their forthcoming album The Dream which is out this Friday, February 11th. 

alt-J once again creates this far-reaching atmosphere that fully hypnotizes the audience. Creating this immersive vibe angling from the lyrics to the mesmeric beat on offer throughout. The trio delivers such intoxicating tracks with meaning, melody, and a powerful pull.

The Actor” is an anthemic and cautionary tale: the story of a bit part actor in Hollywood, making a living in any way he can. It’s a track that highlights Joe Newman’s growing lyrical prowess throughout  The Dream  and the band’s expansive sonic ambitions on their fourth album. It’s a richly inviting narrative anchored by the band’s signature sound. Describing the inspiration behind The Actor”, the band say: “Hollywood, 1982. Another hopeful young movie star arrives in search of The Dream. What follows is a tale of desperation, drugs and death in LA’s most famous hotel.”

The Actor” follows Hard Drive Gold, which is riding high on the A list at BBC 6 Music and stirring album centrepiece Get Better.  The Dream was announced in 2021 alongside the release of U&ME, an inspired snapshot of the band’s experiences at summer festivals in Australia.

The band have also announced a run of intimate shows in association with Independent Record Stores throughout May and added a third date at London O2 Brixton Academy which is part of a vast world tour set to take place following the release of  The Dream -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

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)

https://www.altjband.com/

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