Alt-J (∆): Breezeblocks
|June 2, 2012||Posted by Scott Dunn under culture, entertainment|
A wave of alternative pop is upon us, ready to crash into our culture with force. And sure to lead the charge are Leeds-based fine-art, indie architects, Alt-J (∆). Formed in 2007, their name is in fact ∆ when written, but Alt-J when spoken. Known for tight, atmospheric live performances, they mix brilliant vocal harmonies, modified guitar, erratic electronics and folk sensibilities with a huge feel for rhythm and power. Vocalist Joe Newman’s distinct, shy voice fits the band perfectly.
Recently championed by Radio 1’s Fearne Cotton, with their track Breezeblocks being named one of her top tracks for April, Alt-J are set to release their new album, An Awesome Wave, on May 28th across the UK. They will be touring the UK throughout May and June and are sure to draw huge crowds to the smaller festival stages. Bound to be everywhere, they’re already confirmed for Latitude and Bestival and playing alongside the likes of the xx, Justice and Paul Weller. Don’t miss out on these guys – make them part of your summer soundtrack, before everyone else does. Alt-J are set to make big waves in 2012.
- Listen to: Breezeblocks, Fitzpleasure
- For fans of: Spector, Django Django, Zulu Winter
- Official website