Alt-J, and following on from their last single ‘Something Good’ in October, alt-j have announced their next single ‘Matilda’ will be released on 10 December.To end an incredible 2012 for
The heart-wrenching beautiful ‘Matilda’ is based on the film Léon by Luc Besson, taking its cinematic refrain from the film’s climatic ending. Joe Newman (guitarist/vocalist) says of the track: “The song is about Léon’s last moments before he ends up blowing himself up. Right at the end of the film his arch rival says, “This is from Matilda.” The song is about that moment, and goes a little bit into their relationship and how they needed each other and discovered something special in a very brief meeting.”
They recently announced their biggest UK headline tour to date for May 2013 and this week confirmed a second date at the 5,000 capacity London’s O2 Academy Brixton on 17th May, 2013 having sold out their first announced show on 16th May in a matter of weeks.
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May 2013 UK tour dates:
5 May O2 Academy Birmingham
6 May O2 ABC Glasgow
8 May O2 Academy, Newcastle
9 May Academy, Manchester
10 May O2 Academy Leeds
11 May O2 Academy, Liverpool
13 May Rock City, Nottingham
14 May Corn Exchange, Cambridge
15 May O2 Academy, Bristol
16 May O2 Academy Brixton, London
17 May O2 Academy Brixton, London