alt-J have just released the brand new video for ‘Deadcrush’ The gripping short film is set in a depopulated, post-human world of the far future, where an ageing supercomputer runs simulations of long-dead historical figures to pass the time.
‘Deadcrush’ is the latest track to be lifted from the trio’s third album RELAXER. Released 2 June, the LP flew straight into the top 10 of the UK album chart and, in the following weeks, the band performed a sold out O2 Arena show and headlined The Other Stage at Glastonbury Festival.
alt-J are Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton and Thom Green. RELAXER is the follow up to their number one, GRAMMY and BRIT Award-nominated album This Is All Yours, and their 2012 Mercury Prize and Ivor Novello Award-winning debut An Awesome Wave. Between them, the records have sold in excess of two million copies and their songs have been streamed more than one billion times
alt-J: “We are *very* proud to present the video for our new single Deadcrush. A collaboration between choreographer Darcy Wallace and director/dream weaver Young Replicant, it was shot in a water treatment plant in Essex in June 2017. ENJOY.”
Praise for RELAXER
“extraordinarily beautiful” – Sunday Times Culture
“Deeply gorgeous… Relaxer dazzles and delights the ears” – 4*, Daily Telegraph
“a massive leap forward…a remarkable blend of English folk, electronic and garage rock” – 4*, Times
“40 minutes of music that builds a very modern wall of sound” – 4*, NME
“It’s the commitment to self-satisfaction that continues to serve alt-J so well” – 8/10, Loud & Quiet
“Relaxer sure does pack in moments of confounding experimentation. It still plays like an alt-J album – disparate and enigmatic, wry and artful” – 8/10, Clash
“alt-J show no signs of blunting their edges on their third album” – 4*, Evening Standard
“So rarely does such artistic purity result in the biggest rewards” – 4*, Dork
“There is nothing to skip, only repeat… Relaxer is a special album” – 4*, Q Magazine
“On Relaxer, alt-J sound utterly, wonderfully like no one but themselves” – 4*, DIY
RELAXER is available now via Infectious Music in heavyweight vinyl, CD, cassette and digital formats.
Watch the video here: