Alt-J seem to be one of those bands for whom Mercury Prize success has not hung ominously like the Sword of Damocles. Highly-anticipated album three, "Relaxer" drops on June 2nd and "3WW", featuring Wolf Alice's Ellie Roswell, is a tender appetite-whetting taster of things to come.
They have just released the video for "3WW", capturing what the band called 'Love and loss in Mexico'. It is an arresting visual narrative, with brief moments pleasantly reminiscent of Baz Luhrmann's 1996 Romeo and Juliet.
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.