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Hear Alt-J’s New Single ‘Left Hand Free’, The “Least Alt-J Song Ever”

Written by Tom Williams on July 8, 2014

English indie idols alt-J have released Left Hand Free, the next taste of their forthcoming second album This Is All Yours.

The trio recently admitted that they wrote the song to appease their American label, referring to the track as “the least alt-J song ever”. That statement has now been proven correct, with the band seemingly trying to follow the twangy American rock formula of bands like The Black Keys and Kings Of Leon.

Left Hand Free (below) couples the warmth of southern rock with Joe Newman‘s equally twangy vocals, which stagger as the track builds to its anthemic chorus. Whilst it’s certainly “the least alt-J song ever”, it holds onto some of the group’s typically snarly melodies.

The song follows the Miley Cyrus-sampling Hunger Of The Pine, which the band dropped in June.

This Is All Yours, which follows alt-J’s 2012 album An Awesome Wave, is set for release on 19th September.

Check out this week’s new music right here!

Listen: alt-J – Left Hand Free

Photos: Alt-J, Snakadaktal – Melbourne, Festival Hall 30/07/2013


Photos by Aleksandar Kostadinoski

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