Alt-J have announced that An Awesome Wave track 'Tessellate' will be their next single.

The Cambridge four-piece have stormed to prominence this year off the back of their debut record - which soared to #3 on the iTunes Top 20 chart - and are continuing their dominance by offering the track as a single through Infectious Records.

And infectious it is. Frontman Joe Newman says that 'Tessellate' is "about the lingering of an old flame and the physical intimacy shared with that particular individual." It's an ethereal, sublime slow-burner that's almost beyond words in terms of brilliance. Plus, it mentions triangles too, so there's always that.

Take a listen to 'Tessellate' below, as well as a cheeky glimpse at the announced dates.

  • 27 October RNCM, Manchester
  • 28 October Cockpit, Leeds
  • 29 October Oran Mor, Glasgow
  • 30 October Waterfront, Norwich
  • 31 October Academy 2, Birmingham
  • 2 November Academy, Oxford
  • 3 November Trinity, Bristol
  • 4 November Concorde, Brighton
  • 5 November Electric Ballroom, London