alt-J VideosAlt-J (sometimes stylised ∆) was formed when Gwil Sainsbury (guitar, bass), Joe Newman (guitar, vocals), Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards) and Thom Green (drums) met at Leeds, UK University in 2007. The band currently resides in Cambridge.
Unger-Hamilton studied English Literature; the other three Fine Art. In their second year of studies, Newman showed Sainsbury a handful of his own songs inspired by his guitar-playing dad and hallucinogens, and the pair began recording in their dorm rooms with Sainsbury acting as producer on Garageband.
First as Daljit Dhaliwal and then as Films, the four friends spent the next two years playing around town.
Their eponymous first 4-track demo ∆, was recorded with producer Charlie Andrew in London and showcased the tracks "Breezeblocks", "Hand-Made", "Matilda" and "Tessellate". A 7" containing "Bloodflood" and "Tessellate" was released by Loud and Quiet on October 2011.
Their first 2012 release for Infectious was the triangle shaped 7" "Matilda" / "Fitzpleasure", followed by "Breezeblocks" as an advance of their first album An Awesome Wave, released on 25 May 2012. That same year, they won the prestigious Barclaycard Mercury Prize for An Awesome Wave.
On January 2014, Sainsbury announced that he had left the band. "Hunger of the pine" premièred in June, as an advance of their sophomore album This is all yours released at the end of September.
indie, electronic, seen live, british, alternative.
Breezeblocks, Tessellate, Something Good, Fitzpleasure, Matilda, Intro, Dissolve Me, Taro, Left Hand Free, Every Other Freckle, Hunger of the Pine, Bloodflood, Ms, Interlude II, Warm Foothills, Nara, Interlude III, Arrival in Nara, Hand-made, Choice Kingdom.
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Video: FitzpleasureFitzpleasure by alt-J music video
Video: MatildaMatilda by alt-J music video
Video: IntroIntro by alt-J music video
Video: Dissolve MeDissolve Me by alt-J music video
Video: TaroTaro by alt-J music video
Video: Left Hand FreeLeft Hand Free by alt-J music video
Video: Every Other FreckleEvery Other Freckle by alt-J music video
Video: Hunger of the PineHunger of the Pine by alt-J music video
Video: BloodfloodBloodflood by alt-J music video
Video: MsMs by alt-J music video
Video: Interlude IIInterlude II by alt-J music video
Video: Warm FoothillsWarm Foothills by alt-J music video
Video: NaraNara by alt-J music video
Video: Interlude IIIInterlude III by alt-J music video
Video: Arrival in NaraArrival in Nara by alt-J music video
Video: Hand-madeHand-made by alt-J music video
Video: Choice KingdomChoice Kingdom by alt-J music video
Glass Animals, Foals, The xx, Two Door Cinema Club, Bombay Bicycle Club, Broken Bells, Bastille, Woodkid, Foster the People, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Florence + the Machine, Portugal. The Man, Radiohead, MGMT, Everything Everything, Bloc Party, Alex Turner, Django Django, Milky Chance, The Neighbourhood, The Last Shadow Puppets, Of Monsters and Men.
- Glass Animals
- The xx
- Two Door Cinema Club
- Bombay Bicycle Club
- Broken Bells
- Foster the People
- Arcade Fire
- Arctic Monkeys
- Florence + the Machine
- Portugal. The Man
- Everything Everything
- Bloc Party
- Alex Turner
- Django Django
- Milky Chance
- The Neighbourhood
- The Last Shadow Puppets
- Of Monsters and Men
An Awesome Wave, This Is All Yours, Hunger Of The Pine, Every Other Freckle, Left Hand Free, An Awesome Wave (Deluxe Version), (null), Left Hand Free (Lido Remix), Matilda / Fitzpleasure, Breezeblocks, Spotify Sessions, Dissolve Me, Every Other Freckle (Daytrip Remix), Something Good, Matilda, Breezeblocks EP, Tessellate EP, Summer Remix EP, Spotify Session (Live in Berlin), Live at Red Rocks, Spotify Session, Amazing Radio Presents, Vol. 1, iTunes Session, Matilda/Fitzpleasure.