Never shy of transforming something into their very own, Alt-J have this time put their own touch on the breakthrough hit from UK duo Disclosure: ‘Latch’ covering the track for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge.
The trio’s version starts off by sampling the original and slowing down the beat to produce a soulful rendition that converts the song from a dance-floor anthem into an intricate fusion of rhythmic, melodic layers. Vocalist, Joe Newman adds his own warbly voice to the track, bending it into its own unique shape. Alt-J have previously lent their hand to Kylie Minogue’s ‘Slow’ as well as sampling Miley Cyrus for the track ‘Hunger Of The Pine’ which hails from their sophomore release This Is All Yours. The trio are due on our shores this October for a pair of east coast Sydney and Melbourne shows before returning in December for Falls Festival in Lorne, VIC, Byron Bay, NSW and Marion Bay, TAS.