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Alt-J (stylised as alt-J) are 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]

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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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Films1

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alt-J review: British indie band captivates Adelaide audience
  –  December 5, 2017
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. Beginning with The Doors-esque “3WW” off their new album, alt-J ...
alt-J Share Strange and Cinematic “Pleader” Video
  –  December 13, 2017
Alt-J released their third album, Relaxer, back in June via Canvasback Music. Now they have shared a video for "Pleader." Isaiah Seret directed the clip, which stars Sophia Cookson (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) and Morgan Watkins (Kingsman: The Secret ...
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 ...
Alt-J Release Haunting 'Pleader' Music Video
  –  November 16, 2017
(Radio.com) Alt-J have gone fully cinematic for the band's latest music video, "Pleader." The new promotion video tells an elaborate tale of life in a small countryside village. "When we set out to make a video for 'Pleader,' Joe (Newman) sent the ...
Radio 1's Artist Takeover: Alt-J's playlist
  –  October 5, 2017
Alt-J take control for an hour with music from Dizzee Rascal, Bon Iver and Four Tet. Listen to more Radio 1 Artist Takeover playlists Add "Radio 1's Artist Takeover: Alt-J" to My Music Add "Radio 1's Artist Takeover: Alt-J"to My Music
Alt-J share Hares On The Mountain from Bright soundtrack
  –  December 15, 2017
A new Alt-J song which is due to feature on the soundtrack to Will Smith’s upcoming Netflix film Bright has been shared online. Hares On The Mountain is out now as part of the soundtrack which also includes collaborations from the likes of ASAP Rocky and ...
alt-J share new song “Hares on the Mountain”: Stream
  –  December 15, 2017
Alt-J had two of their original tracks remixed by hardcore outfit Code Orange last month. Now, the Mercury Prize-nominated UK band is back today with a new original song called “Hares on the Mountain”. Taken from the soundtrack for Will Smith’s new ...
alt-J Share Strange and Cinematic “Pleader” Video
  –  December 13, 2017
Alt-J released their third album, Relaxer, back in June via Canvasback Music. Now they have shared a video for "Pleader." Isaiah Seret directed the clip, which stars Sophia Cookson (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) and Morgan Watkins (Kingsman: The Secret ...
Live Photos: Alt-J – Auckland Town Hall, Auckland
  –  December 12, 2017
When Alt-J last played Aotearoa, it was amongst the smouldering concrete and tarmac of Silo Park at 2013’s Laneway Festival. Tonight, four years later, the salubrious confines of the Auckland Town Hall are the fittingly ornate stage for their return, and ...
Alt-J review: never boring, never bad and some way from great
  –  December 12, 2017
In whatever Black Mirror universe where Radiohead are happy and Coldplay are interesting, Alt-J must make some kind of sense. In this one, the only explanation is they are wilfully baffling. Think folksy chants as performed by Kraftwerk, bits of binary ...
alt-J review: British indie band captivates Adelaide audience
  –  December 5, 2017
UK band alt-J have made a career out of silence, filling their songs with moments when everything grinds to a halt for a moment of quiet introspection before thundering on. A measure of how much a band has captivated an audience is the background noise ...
UK trio Alt-J are the creeping giant who fill stadiums and talk sex, cricket and avoiding fans
  –  December 4, 2017
“Our manager calls us ‘The biggest band you’ve never heard of’,” says low-key, sneaky bugger vocalist/guitarist Joe Newman of English outfit Alt-J, a band you’ve perhaps heard of, although it’s not a given. Originally named FILMS, the quartet ...
Alt-J to return to Israel to perform in May
  –  November 27, 2017
British indie rockers Alt-J are returning to Israel to perform at the Tel Aviv Convention Center on May 28. The Leeds-based trio played two sold-out shows at Rishon LeZion’s Live Park in 2015. They will be joined by Los Angeles quartet Warpaint.

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