Alt-J concerned about length of new album
The members of Alt-J have become somewhat of pressure over the length of their new album Relaxer. The British group was the overview on the new material, briefly lost.
“Everything was ready – the title, cover, songs – but we had no idea how much music we actually had. Forty minutes, as it turned out,” says Gus Unger-Hamilton in conversation with the Belgian magazine Humo.
“A reasonable length”, adds Joe Newman thereto.
Relaxer is now the third album of the band, which are thus final for the established order within the contemporary pop music company. Also the band members are now accustomed to that they are in a popular group.
“None of us looks like Mick Jagger or Alice Cooper or Iggy Pop, we are fairly inconspicuous people who are usually without being hassled on the street can walk in,” says Newman.
“But most people know what Alt-J is. And when I’m in a cafe anonymously with someone to talk to, I know that the conversation is over from the moment that I say I’m a musician am. ‘What group?’ – ‘Alt-J! Sure, I know!'”