Alt-J sample Miley Cyrus on new single Hunger Of The Pine

Vocal hook from "4x4" punctuates the track

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Alt-J have unveiled the first single "Hunger Of The Pine" taken from their new album This Is All Yours, a brooding, silken track that features a vocal sample from Miley Cyrus' Bangerz track "4x4".

The sample is used sparingly in the track, her "I'm the female devil" hook punctuating its crescendos.

"Hunger Of The Pine" was debuted on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show, with the band telling the DJ that it was one of the songs on the LP to be written after the departure of bassist Gwil Sainsbury.

"It came quite late really - a lot of songs were ideas we've been batting around over the two years we've been touring," keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton said.

He also gave a few more details as to why Sainsbury quit the band, adding: "He left right before we started making the album basically. He was not enjoying aspects of the lifestyle of being in a band."

The remaining three members of Alt-J will be joined by other musicians for their upcoming UK tour this autumn, which will visit:

Glasgow O2 Academy (September 18)

Manchester Apollo (19/ 20)

Wolverhampton Civic Hall (22)

Brighton Centre (23)

London Alexandra Palace (24)

Dublin O2 Arena (27)

The tracklisting for All This Is Yours is as follows:

1. Intro

2. Arrival In Nara

3. Nara

4. Every Other Freckle

5. Left Hand Free

6. Garden Of England

7. Choice Kingdom

8. Hunger Of The Pine

9. Warm Foothills

10. The Gospel Of John Hurt

11. Pusher

12. Bloodflood Pt II

13. Leaving Nara