Watch an epic short film for alt-J's Pleader ahead of their Oz tour kicking off soon

Watch an epic short film for alt-J's Pleader ahead of their Oz tour kicking off soon

The shows kick off at WA's Fidelity Festival on December 2.

With their Australia/New Zealand tour kicking off in a couple of weeks, alt-J have unveiled a cinematic new short film to accompany their single Pleader. A consistent throughout their career has been amitious-in-scope video clips, and Pleader's (directed by Isaiah Seret) doesn't disappoint. Traversing life from birth to death, with real birth footage, it also ends up being some kind of disaster movie, and so much more. alt-J explain (kind of): "When we set out to make a video for Pleader, Joe sent the following one line brief to director Isaiah Seret: "a Welsh mining love story; a tidal wave of earth." What Isaiah came back with was an epic short film, inspired both by the song's source material and Tarkovsky's The Sacrifice. A family must pit their desire to have a child against the knowledge that this would destroy their community. The hypnotic, hymnal quality of the song binds the video throughout, hinting at redemption while destruction takes place."

Lock yourself into the video below, and check out that full run of tour dates down the bottom, starting with Fidelity Festival in WA on Saturday 2 December, where they're joined by full tour supports Warpaint, The Shins, Cashmere Cat, Future Islands and more.

TOUR DATES:

Sat 2 Dec - Fidelity Festival @ Red Hill Auditorium, Red Hill

Tue 5 Dec - AEC Theatre, Adelaide (All-Ages)

Thu 7 Dec - Sidney Myer Music Bowl | Melbourne (All-Ages)

Sat 9 Dec - ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney (All-Ages)

Sun 10 Dec - Riverstage, Brisbane (All-Ages)

Tue 12 Dec - Auckland Town Hall, Auckland (All-Ages, Sold Out)

Wed 13 Dec - Auckland Town Hall, Auckland (All-Ages, Sold Out)

Thu 14 Dec - TSB Bank Arena, Wellington (All-Ages)

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