Alt-J also known as ∆ is an British indie rock band that was created in 2007 in Leeds, England. The members are Gwil Sainsbury, Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton and Thom Green. It was started when Joe shared his composition to Gwil and they shared their own interest in music, they started recording on garage and Gwil represent as the manager of the band. The band names was come from the meaning “Change” or “Difference” and if you type the Alt-J their symbol will appear.
in the year 2011, they finished their studies in Cambridge and they signed a recording contract with Infectious Records in the month of December. They released their first EP with a self-titled “∆” (with Charlie Andrew as a producer) that contains 4 singles. The band’s first studio album came out on 25th of May 2012 entitled “An Awesome Wave”, it became number 1 in UK Indie Albums Chart, number 24 in New Zealand and number 80 in US Billboard 200 and it was Certified Platinum by BPI that sold 300, 000 copies in UK.
The group left a marked on their performances including in In the Woods Festival, Milhoes de Festa in places like Bristol, Clockenflap Multimedia Arts & Music Festival in Hong Kong and a mini concert in US. Aside from that they became headline on the Lollapalooza, Optimus Alive Festival and a lot more.In January 13, 2014, Gwil revealed on his Twitter account his decision to quit saying that they have no pain in their hearts. After the Gwil’s quitting, the group will have a 23 days North America Tour in the month of October and November that begins on Vancouver to Washington.
On September 22, 2014, they launched the 2nd CD called “This is All Yours” again under the production of Charlie Andrew. It was nominated in three categories in BRIT Awards such as British Breakthrough Act along with British Album of the Year as well as British Group Album of the Year).
The musical style of the alt-J can be defined as indie rock or pop sometimes mixed woth dubstep. They are using elements of digital culture in their music, videos and even at their website, adding 8bit samples and pixel art. Even now, anyone can play a pixel game devoted to their new Relaxer album on the website. The members of the group claim that their insiration idol were the Pink Floyd, which is definitely traced in their whole art.alt-J tour 2017
The group are on tour now after releasing their third album Relaxer. The album came out after three of its singles were presented. The alt-J concert tour embraces New Zealand and Australia, North and South America, UK and Europe. The alt-J tour dates are till December, 14 2017. The alt-J tour dates in the USA are from July, 27 to August, 13, then October 9-12, October, 18-25 and November, 3-17. During this tour, there will be the act-J shows in Seattle but no shows in Dallas. Check up for the alt-J concert tour tickets above to choose the closest location to your city or town.