Alt-J Have the ‘Left Hand Free’ Blues on ‘Letterman’
Leeds quartet also releases "boy" and "girl" versions of "Every Other Freckle" video
As they gear up for the release of their second album, This Is All Yours, Alt-J stopped by Letterman to play the bluesy, label-pleasing single “Left Hand Free” with no added frills. The star of the performance is Thom Green’s propulsive bare-bones drumming, which created a glitchy beat thanks to his use of a cowbell and tambourine over traditional cymbals.
The Leeds quartet is ending this week on a big note. Aside from the Letterman spot, they released two videos for the innuendo-heavy “Every Other Freckle.” The two versions aren’t all that different from one another, except for the fact that one stars a man and the other stars a woman in nearly identical footage. There are surreal forest scenes, an angry caveman, a kitten bouncing on a bean bag, and some close-ups of asses. Enjoy both of those below, and pick up This Is All Yours on September 22 from Warner Music.