RELAXER is alt-J’s third album, the follow up to the band’s Grammy-nominated This is All Yours. Like the first two albums Charlie Andrews produced it.
In December 2015, alt-J finished touring for This Is All Yours. They had gone straight from touring their debut album, the Mercury Prize-winning An Awesome Wave into writing and recording the second album and then touring non-stop for it (including a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden in NY). “There weren’t any fallings out,” clarifies Newman. “It was just three very close friends who had just spent a lot of time on the road who needed to go somewhere where it wasn’t about music or touring or capitalizing on the demand.”
So they all went home to London. Newman watched a million films. Green released a solo album, High Anxiety (under the name Thom Sonny Green), 21 tracks of glittery, glitchy instrumental electronics. Unger-Hamilton became involved in a pop-up restaurant. Then, late last summer, they decided it was time to record a much-anticipated third album