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Alt-J inform us about working with Soulwax and Moist Leg at Mad Cool 2022

Alt-J inform us about working with Soulwax and Moist Leg at Mad Cool 2022

Alt-J tell us about working with Soulwax and Wet Leg at Mad Cool 2022

Alt-J spoke to NME backstage at Mad Cool 2022 about their want to work with Belgian dance-rock heroes Soulwax, who they’ve described as “legends”. Watch our video interview in full above.

The London-based band have spent the previous few months drip-feeding new remixes of tracks from their newest album, ‘The Dream‘. Launched in February, the report was described by NME as “a wealthy assortment of lush and uncharacteristically reflective songs”. Since then, the trio have teamed up with the likes of London DJ Maya Jane Coles to transform ‘Exhausting Drive Gold’ and producer Ben de Vries, who took on ‘The Actor’.

Soulwax are the subsequent collaborators they’d prefer to work with, as keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton defined to us. “We’re attempting to get a Soulwax remix in the intervening time, which might be actually cool,” he stated. “Our tour supervisor used to handle Soulwax, and we’re all the time urgent him to inform us loopy tales from touring with them – and he seemingly has a limitless provide of tales, however they’re all completely top-shelf. They will’t be revealed!”

Alt-J reside at Mad Cool 2022. Credit score: Andy Ford for NME

The band continued to explain how they loved Soulwax’s latest electro-pop remix of Moist Leg’s ‘Too Late Now’, lifted from their eponymous debut album. Vocalist and guitarist Joe Newman additionally revealed that he’s a fan of the Isle of Wight duo, having found them on-line final 12 months.

“I discovered about Moist Leg about eight months in the past. I used to be wanting on YouTube, and I noticed this band enjoying ‘Chaise Longue’,” he stated. “I believed they had been Scandinavian at first, as a result of they appeared so cool. It was such a refreshing tune that it made me assume, ‘Who’re they?!’

He continued: “I instantly started to delve into their different songs as I wished to know who they had been. [Wet Leg] are additionally from the Isle of Wight, which isn’t removed from Southampton, which is the place I’m from, so I instantly felt a kinship with them.”

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Trying to the longer term, Alt-J instructed us that they’d “like to win one other Mercury Prize”, and referenced how their 2012 debut album ‘An Superior Wave’ gained the award a decade in the past. Newman quipped: “We’d actually accept a Grammy subsequent 12 months!”

Examine again right here at NME for the newest information, interviews, photographs and extra from Mad Cool 2022.

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