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alt-J

September 22nd, 2014

Formed:
2008 in Leeds, England

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'10s




alt-J

Biography

English indie rockers Alt-J, named for the triangle that appears when pressing “Alt” and “J” on a Mac, formed in 2008 under the moniker FILMS. The quartet members, all of whom met at Leeds University, spent two years rehearsing before inking a deal with Infectious Records in 2011. The group's signature blend of layered, folk-inflected dub-pop and soaring alternative rock, which has been compared to everyone from the Wild Beasts and Hot Chip to Coldplay, was first heard on the 2012 singles “Matilda” and “Fitzpleasure.” The group's full-length studio debut, An Awesome Wave, arrived later that year and went on to earn them the prestigious Mercury Prize, alongside three Brit Award nominations. The following year the four-piece embarked on a string of shows worldwide, including dates in Australia, Singapore, America, and Europe. However, the heavy touring schedule and increasing success eventually led to bassist Gwil Sainsbury's departure at the turn of the year. The remaining trio continued undeterred and their sophomore record, This Is All Yours, was issued in the autumn of 2014. ~ James Christopher Monger & Scott Kerr, Rovi

Top Albums


1. This Is All ..

2. An Awesome W..

3. This Is All ..

4. iTunes Sessi..

5. Summer Remix..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.
Pusher This Is All Yours 3:29 $1.29
2.
Garden of England – Interlude This Is All Yours 1:07 $1.29
3.
Left Hand Free This Is All Yours 2:53 $1.29
4.
Every Other Freckle This Is All Yours 3:36 $1.29
5.
Hunger of the Pine This Is All Yours 4:59 $1.29
6.
Breezeblocks Awesome Wave 3:47 $1.29
7.
Fitzpleasure Awesome Wave 3:39 $1.29
8.
Tessellate Awesome Wave 3:02 $1.29
9.
Something Good Awesome Wave 3:38 $1.29
10.
Taro Awesome Wave 5:14 $1.29
11.
Matilda Awesome Wave 3:48 $1.29
12.
Dissolve Me Awesome Wave 3:59 $1.29
13.
Buffalo (iTunes Session) iTunes Session 3:17 $1.29
14.
Intro Awesome Wave 2:37 $1.29
15.
Bloodflood Awesome Wave 4:09 $1.29
16.
Ms Awesome Wave 3:58 $1.29
17.
Real Hero (iTunes Session) iTunes Session 1:58 $1.29
18.
Hand-Made Awesome Wave 2:37 $1.29
19.
Interlude 1 Awesome Wave 1:12 $1.29
20.
Interlude 2 Awesome Wave 1:17 $1.29
21.
Dissolve Me (Ben Lovett Remix) Summer Remix – EP 3:37 $1.29
22.
Fitzpleasure (The Internet of Odd Fu.. Summer Remix – EP 4:30 $1.29
23.
Ms (Hanz Remix) Summer Remix – EP 4:32 $1.29
24.
Tessellate (Ben De Vries Remix) Summer Remix – EP 4:06 $1.29
25.
Fitzpleasure (Dave Sitek Remix) Summer Remix – EP 3:18 $1.29

Top Music Videos


1. Fitzpleasure

2. Tessellate

3. Taro


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