Grammy-Nominated Band Alt-J Reveal Highly-Anticipated Album 'The Dream'

Mercury Prize-winning, chart-topping band alt-J have released their new album 'The Dream' which is out now via Infectious Music/BMG.  'The Dream' has received praise from international media outlets such as NME and Rolling Stone UK, alongside features across Southeast Asia, including Nylon Manila, The Jakarta Post, MTV Asia and more. 

'The Dream' is an album where true-crime inspired stories and tales of Hollywood and the Chateau 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.

Last week, the band released the new track, “The Actor”, a song inspired by 1980s Hollywood. The track follows “Hard Drive Gold”, which is riding high on the A-List at BBC 6 Music, and stirring album centre-piece,“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.

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 in excess of 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'. Released in 2017, 'RELAXER' flew straight into the top 10 of the UK album charts ahead of a summer of major international shows - including a headline show at London’s O2 Arena; and headline performances at numerous festivals - and became their second album to be nominated for the Mercury Prize. 

The band has established a sizeable and loyal fanbase in Asia, having previously helmed the main stages of the region's biggest festivals, including We the Fest (Indonesia), Laneway Festival (Singapore) and Good Vibes Festival (Malaysia).

'The Dream' is now available on CD and vinyl. There will also be a limited-edition hardback book CD that reproduces the notebook Joe Newman used to write 'The Dream' featuring his original handwritten lyrics and drawings. The official artist store includes merchandise bundles with signed print and exclusive cassette and vinyl formats.


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