Alt-J (stylised as alt-J) is an English indie rock band formed in 2007 in Leeds, by Gwil Sainsbury (guitar/bass), Joe Newman (guitar/lead vocals), Thom Sonny Green (drums) and Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards/vocals).

The band's debut album An Awesome Wave was released in May 2012 in Europe, and in September 2012 in the United States, and won the 2012 British Mercury Prize.[5] Gwil Sainsbury amicably departed the band in early 2014. Their second album, This Is All Yours, was released on 22 September 2014 and went straight to UK number one.[6] As a replacement for Sainsbury, Cameron Knight became a supporting member for alt-J's live shows, playing guitar, bass and sampler. In 2017, the band released their third studio album, Relaxer, and are currently playing as a trio.[7]



An Awesome Wave
An Awesome Wave is the debut album by English indie rock band alt-J, released on 25 May 2012 through Infectious.
This Is All Yours
This Is All Yours is the second album by English indie rock band alt-J, released on September 22, 2014 through Infectious.
Hunger of the Pine
"Hunger of the Pine" is a song by English indie rock band alt-J.
Left Hand Free
"Left Hand Free" is a song by English indie rock band alt-J.

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Album Appearances & References2

Popular Songs22


Minor Film Appearances & References4

TV Shows7

Collaborators & Influencers2

Popular Tours1

Soundtrack Appearances7

Video Game References3

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The Fillmore Auditorium
Denver, United States
April 7, 2018
The Fillmore Auditorium
Denver, US
April 8, 2018
The Fillmore Auditorium
Denver, US
April 9, 2018
The Great Saltair
Magna, United States
April 10, 2018
The Great Saltair
Magna, US
April 11, 2018
The Van Buren
Phoenix, United States
April 12, 2018
The Van Buren
Phoenix, US
April 13, 2018
Empire Polo Club
Indio, US
April 13, 2018
Indio, United States
April 14, 2018
Santa Barbara Bowl
Santa Barbara, United States
April 16, 2018
Santa Barbara Bowl
Santa Barbara, US
April 17, 2018
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
San Francisco, United States
April 18, 2018
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
San Francisco, US
April 19, 2018
Empire Polo Club
Indio, US
April 20, 2018
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Las Vegas, US
April 21, 2018
Pavilion at the ARC
Davis, United States
April 23, 2018
UC Davis Pavilion at the ARC
Davis, US
April 24, 2018
Cuthbert Amphitheater
Eugene, US
April 25, 2018
Knitting Factory Concert House
Spokane, US
April 26, 2018
WAM Estrella Festival
Murcia, Spain
May 4, 2018
A2 Green Concert
Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
May 11, 2018
Izvestya Hall
Moscow, Russian Federation
May 12, 2018
Les Docks Des Suds
Marseille, France
May 15, 2018
Nîmes, France
May 16, 2018
Festival ODP
Bordeaux, France
May 18, 2018
Peabody Opera House
St Louis, United States
June 6, 2018
Peabody Opera House
St. Louis, US
June 7, 2018
Manchester Farm
Manchester, US
June 7, 2018
Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Chicago, US
June 8, 2018
Iroquois Amphitheater
Louisville, US
June 9, 2018
Bonnaroo Festival
Manchester, United States
June 10, 2018
Charlotte Metro Amphitheatre
Charlotte, United States
June 11, 2018
Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Charlotte, US
June 12, 2018
Stage AE
Pittsburgh, US
June 12, 2018
Dover International Speedway
Dover, US
June 14, 2018
Hunter Mountain
Hunter, US
June 15, 2018
Forest Hills Stadium
Forest Hills, US
June 15, 2018
Mountain Jam Festival
Hunter, United States
June 16, 2018
Thompson's Point
Portland, US
June 18, 2018
RBC Echo Beach
Toronto, Canada
June 20, 2018
Echo Beach
Toronto, Canada
June 21, 2018
Teatro Banamex
Monterrey, Mexico
June 24, 2018
Pepsi Center WTC
Mexico City, Mexico
June 26, 2018
Bern, Switzerland
July 11, 2018
Bilbao, Spain
July 12, 2018
Dour Festival
Dour, Belgium
July 14, 2018
Latitude Festival
Norwich, United Kingdom
July 15, 2018
Les Nuits Secrets Festival
Aulnoye-Aymeries, France
July 27, 2018
Fete Du Bruit Festival
Landerneau, France
August 17, 2018
Hamburg, Germany
August 18, 2018

News Articles13

alt-J review: British indie band captivates Adelaide audience
  –  December 6, 2017
Alt-j at the Adelaide Entertainment Theatre in 2015. Picture Simon Cross On Tuesday night they looked and sounded every bit the art rock power house they have become, with Unger-Hamilton sipping on a cheeky red wine in between harmonies. Hit off their new ...
Alt-J win Best British Band supported by Zig-Zag at the VO5 NME Awards 2018
  –  February 15, 2018
Alt-J have won the award for Best British Band supported by Zig-Zag at the VO5 NME Awards 2018. The Infectious-signed four-piece released their third album ‘Relaxer’ last year, which saw them nominated for the Mercury Music Prize for the second and ...
Alt-J and Loyle Carner land top prizes at Britain’s NME Awards
  –  February 15, 2018
Alt-J and Loyle Carner landed the top prizes at the 2017 NME Awards ... After accepting her prize, Shirley told WENN she hoped the honour would inspire women in music. “I feel very strongly that women are not recognised enough in our culture, in our ...
Alt-J: We hold ourselves to a high standard but our success is still a surprise
  –  February 14, 2018
Alt-J’s debut album An Awesome Wave won the Mercury Prize in 2012 and was also the BBC Radio 6 Music album of the year. The Leeds-based band, who have scored success across the globe, were nominated for a Mercury Prize again for third album Relaxer last ...
The Killers, Solange and Alt-J to headline Latitude Festival
  –  February 12, 2018
The Killers, Solange and Alt-J are set to headline this year's Latitude Festival ... and Family Socials which pack weekend mornings with family-friendly comedy, live music, dance and theatre. Meanwhile the Kids Area has live shows including AnimAlphabet ...
The Killers, Solange and alt-J to headline Latitude
  –  February 12, 2018
alt-J, who will close the festival on the final night ... It follows on from 2017, which saw The 1975, Mumford & Sons and Fleet Foxes headline. As well as a stellar music line-up, the four days will also see an abundance of comedy stars entertain the ...
Solange, The Killers and alt-J to headline Latitude Festival
  –  February 12, 2018
British rockers alt-J are on the line-up for Latitude Festival along with Solange Knowles and The Killers. It will mark the fourth time the indie band have played at the annual music event, which takes place in July in the grounds of Henham Park ...
Latitude festival 2018 lineup and tickets: The Killers, Solange and Alt J to headline
  –  February 12, 2018
One of the UK’s biggest festivals has announced its 2018 lineup, after it was revealed that The Killers, Alt J and Solange will headline Latitude. The Suffolk music event will welcome the acts to between July 12 - July 15. Tickets for Latitude are ...
We catch up with Latitude Festival favourites alt-J and Mogwai, back for 2018
  –  February 12, 2018
I wonder where Gus thinks alt-J sit in the constantly shifting music scene; are they part of the mainstream or still sat on the fringes? He doesn’t really know. “I think we feel we’ve carved ourselves out a nice niche in the British musical landscape.
Latitude Festival announces The Killers, Solange and Alt-J as headliners, get tickets
  –  February 12, 2018
Tickets for the event go on sale at 12 noon on Wed 14 Feb. Solange will headline her first ever festival, topping the bill on the night of Fri 13 Jul, with The Killers and Alt-J the other big names ... Elsewhere, the festival's music programme features ...
Mountain Jam Music Festival Announces 2018 Lineup Featuring Jack Johnson, Alt-J and Father John Misty
  –  February 11, 2018
The fourteenth annual Mountain Jam Music festival is a three-day long music festival featuring over 40 band on 3 different stages in one of most prominent natural amphitheaters at Hunter Mountain, in Hunter, NY. The festival opens on Friday, June 15th, and ...
alt-J Announce North American Tour Including Special Stadium Show
  –  February 6, 2018
alt-J have announced that they will be launching a North American headline tour this spring in addition to their appearances at several major music festivals. The tour is scheduled to kick off on April 7th in Denver CO at the Fillmore Auditorium and will ...
UK trio Alt-J are the creeping giant who fill stadiums and talk sex, cricket and avoiding fans
  –  December 4, 2017
Current single The Pleader continues Alt-J’s exemplary music video run. Each has a strong visual concept and the band are never sighted, see also Tessellate. Directed by award-winning director Isaiah Seret, The Pleader was a collaboration. “I put ...


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