Apologiesfor the wait, but I can assure you that this band (pronounced Alt-J) are well worth it.
Everytime I listen to an Alt-J song I hear new influences - one minute it’s so clearly Anthony and the Johnsons, the next QOTSA. The Cambridge based quartet is definitely the hottest thing to hit down on alternative scenes. One of their songs even got covered by Mumford & Sons on Radio1.
This is a band that care for their music - every song has distinct tastes and reasons behind why it’s doing what it’s doing.
The name, ∆ pronounced “Alt-J” stands for the keyboard shortcut which produces the symbol - but in mathematical symbols it has a deeper meaning of change. Which not only fits the personal agenda of the band but their register in music too. This inherit care and want for each song to be a specific sound results in a changed sound.
Breezeblocks and Fitzpleasure are probably the best teasers to get a taste, but do listen to the album in full as you’ll hear things there that you won’t get anywhere else. Like on the track Taro, which is a wonderfully fresh and upbeat track, whose ending of the album, initiates the best is yet to come.
Alt-J excites me an awful lot - watch the spaces soon to be filled by this band!