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

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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Popular Albums9

Album Appearances & References2

Popular Songs22


Book References & Influences1

Minor Film Appearances & References5

TV Shows7

Collaborators & Influencers4

Popular Tours1

Soundtrack Appearances7

Video Game References3

Music-Related Relationships3

Awards & Nominations5


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Spotify - Albums & Singles31


Spotify - Top Tracks10


Upcoming Concerts39

Rock am Ring Festival
Nurburg, Germany
June 1, 2018
Rock Im Park Festival
Nürnberg, Germany
June 2, 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
Rock Wave Festival
Athens, Greece
July 6, 2018
AngoulÊme, France
July 11, 2018
Bilbao, Spain
July 12, 2018
Berne, Switzerland
July 13, 2018
Dour Festival
Dour, Belgium
July 14, 2018
Latitude Festival
Norwich, United Kingdom
July 15, 2018
Théâtre Jean Deschamps
Carcassonne, France
July 17, 2018
We The Fest
Jakarta, Indonesia
July 20, 2018
Les Nuits Secrets Festival
Aulnoye-Aymeries, France
July 28, 2018
Fürstenberg Festivalbühne
Freiburg, Germany
August 10, 2018
Grape Festival
Piestany, Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
August 11, 2018
Urban Rock Festival
Brno, Czech Republic
August 12, 2018
Fete Du Bruit Festival
Landerneau, France
August 17, 2018
Hamburg, Germany
August 18, 2018
Den Atelier
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
August 20, 2018
Openair Festival
Zurich, Switzerland
August 25, 2018
Bos Theater
Amsterdam, Netherlands
August 26, 2018
Bos Theater
Amsterdam, Netherlands
August 27, 2018
Home Festival
Treviso, Italy
August 30, 2018

News Articles10

alt-J thrives on weird, high-brow art-rock
  –  April 19, 2018
alt-J rocketed to international fame on the back of their debut ... Maybe it was to be expected. As an art-rock group out of Leeds, England, they're often cast as a group of stuffy and privileged British dudes. They're also sometimes criticized as a ...
alt-J thrives on weird, high-brow art-rock
  –  April 19, 2018
alt-J rocketed to international fame on the back of their debut album, 2012's An Awesome Wave. With its avante-garde mix of ethereal instrumentals, poppy hooks and monk chanting, the album garnered Britain's prestigious Mercury Prize and instantly turned ...
alt-J thrives on weird, high-brow art-rock
  –  April 19, 2018
alt-J rocketed to international fame on the back of their debut ... Unger-Hamilton has always held down the low end with heavy synthesizers. Far from a music gearhead, he takes a layman's approach to playing keyboards and doesn't venture far from preset ...
Alt-J and Børns Breeze Through Santa Barbara Bowl
  –  April 19, 2018
Like many people out there, my first interaction with the music of alt-J was hearing “Breezeblocks” on my local alternative rock radio station back in 2012. Soon after that, “Left Hand Free” came out, and this trio proved they were more than mere ...
Alt-J Offered Up an Epic Evening of Music
  –  April 18, 2018
On Monday, fans turned out in droves to hear English alt-rock, folk-electronica trio alt-J perform a stellar set as part of its Relaxer tour. The unseasonably cold night got off to a fantastic start with opener Børns, who wooed the crowd with his blend of ...
Alt-J to Bring Indie Bliss to Santa Barbara Bowl
  –  April 12, 2018
Known for hits like “Left Hand Free” and “Breezeblocks,” alt-J has since added more tracks to their roster of fun, festival music perfect for the laid-back beach lifestyle here in SB. Opening up the show will be the multi-talented singer-songwriter ...
Alt-J Brings ‘Relaxer’ to the Bowl
  –  April 11, 2018
Joe and I are quite into classical music, and particularly jazz bar and that kind of fine ... To say, “Something’s still working here,” which is nice. Alt-J plays with opening act Børns Monday, April 16, 7 p.m., at the S.B. Bowl (1122 N.
Alt-J Starts North American Tour in Denver
  –  April 5, 2018
In 2017, Alt-J released its third album ... It’s a really great production and almost means the music has an equal billing with the lights, I think. It’s cool, but it’s surprisingly easy to forget it’s all there, to be honest.
Alt-J on their pioneering ‘immersive sound show’ – and why they want Obama to come
  –  March 3, 2018
The sound effects in your music are incredibly detailed ... Barack Obama. Yeah.” Alt-J’s immersive sound show comes to New York’s Forest Hills Stadium on June 15, 2018, with support from Kamasi Washington. Tickets are available here.
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 ...


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