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English indie rockers Alt-J, named for the delta symbol that appears when pressing "Alt" and "J" on a Mac keyboard, first 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. Their signature blend of layered, folk-inflected dub-pop and soaring alternative rock was first heard on the 2012 singles "Matilda" and "Fitzpleasure" with the group's full-length studio debut, An Awesome Wave, arriving later that year. The album would eventually go on to earn the prestigious Mercury Prize, alongside three Brit Award nominations. They soon became mainstays on the U.K. and European festival circuit expanding outward with tours in the U.S. and Australia as well. The band's increasing success and heavy touring schedule eventually led to the amicable departure of bassist Gwil Sainsbury at the end of 2013. The remaining trio of singer/guitarist Joe Newman, keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton, and drummer Thom Green continued undeterred and their sophomore record, This Is All Yours, was issued in the autumn of 2014. Well-received critically, This Is All Yours debuted at number one in the U.K. and fared similarly well in Europe and the U.S. where they earned their first Grammy nomination. ~ Timothy Monger
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Albums by
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    Awesome Wave [LP] [Bonus Track]

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    Summer Remix EP

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    This Is All Yours

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    Every Other Freckle

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    Hunger of the Pine

    1 song

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    Left Hand Free

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    Left Hand Free

    13 songs

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    An Awesome Wave

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    An Awesome Wave

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    Summer

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    Live at Red Rocks

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    Left Hand Free [Live at Red Rocks]


Top Songs by
Alt-J

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Fitzpleasure
  3.   Left Hand Free
  4.   Tessellate
  5.   Breezeblocks
  6.   Every Other Freckle
  7.   Hunger of the Pine
  8.   Something Good
  9.   Dissolve Me
  10.   Matilda
  11.   Ms
  12.   Taro
  13.   The Gospel of John Hurt
  14.   Bloodflood
  15.   Lovely Day
  16.   Bloodflood, Pt. 2
  17.   Intro
  18.   (The Ripe & Ruin)
  19.   Nara
  20.   Choice Kingdom
  21.   Warm Foothills
  22.   Arrival in Nara
  23.   Pusher
  24.   (Guitar)
  25.   (Piano)
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