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Alt-J’s film score now in cinemas; band share Miley-featuring single

By | Published on Friday 20 June 2014


In case anyone was stuck for things to do tonight, a film featuring a score by Alt-J, titled ‘Leave To Remain’, is released into cinemas today. So maybe go and watch it with someone you love.

Alt-J first confirmed their involvement in the Bruce Goodison-directed film, which follows a group of children seeking asylum in the UK, at the start of last year. And now it’s all ready to go they say this: “We enjoyed working on the soundtrack immensely. Bruce gave us a very free rein when it came to the music we composed, and this lack of creative restriction was a big reason we were attracted to the project”.

They go on: “We also felt that ‘Leave To Remain’, though it was only a screenplay when we first got involved, was going to be a film that deserved as wide an audience as possible, and was something that we really wanted to be involved in. Collaboration, in many forms, is a big part of what we do in Alt-J, and we knew this film would be an amazing opportunity for to us to work with some talented people and also to try our hand at a new kind of composition”.

Here’s the official trailer for the film, which has bits of the score playing over the top of it:

Alt-J also did another thing this week, and that thing was to share the first track off their forthcoming LP, ‘This Is All Yours’, which is out 22 Sep. Titled ‘Hunger Of The Pine’, the single is enhanced via the Miley Cyrus sample line “I’m a female rebel”, which is off Cyrus’ ‘Bangerz’ track ‘4×4’.

Hear that here: