The Mercury Prize winning, chart-topping alt-J has 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.

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 which had to be postponed. They have rescheduled the dates and 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 in May.

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 ten, 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.



Date Venue
Fri 6th Barrowland Glasgow
Sat 7th Barrowland Glasgow
Mon 9th O2 Academy Leeds
Tue 10th O2 Academy Bristol
Thu 12th Rock City Nottingham
Fri 13th O2 Apollo Manchester
Mon 16th O2 Academy Oxford
Tue 17th O2 Academy Brixton
Wed 18th O2 Academy Brixton
Thu 19th O2 Academy Brixton
Fri 20th O2 Academy Brixton
Sun 22nd Olympia Theatre Dublin
Mon 23rd Olympia Theatre Dublin
Wed 25th Telegraph Building Belfast
Fri 27th O2 Academy Birmingham
Sat 28th Chalk Brighton

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