alt-J 2012 (AUS)


Thu 18 Oct, 2012 Oxford Art Factory, Sydney - 18+
Sat 20 Oct, 2012 Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne - 18+

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Listed amongst the ‘up and coming’ and ‘bands to watch’ by countless critics across the globe, The Frontier Touring Company is thrilled to announce that alt-J (∆) will be making their debut visit to Australia next month.

Their unique band name ∆ is pronounced ‘alt-J’, named after the keystrokes required to make the symbol on a Mac computer.

The symbol represents change in mathematical equations and suitably the name was sprouted at a turning point in the band members’ lives.

Broadly classed as art rock but taking in the influences of everything from trip-hop, folk music, electronic and post-rock, alt-J (∆) have created a genre of music that is uniquely their own.

alt-J (∆)’s appropriately titled debut album An Awesome Wave (out now through Liberator Music) takes listeners on a journey that ebbs and flows through thirteen hypnotic tracks.

‘On the surface, this is smart alt-pop, but alt-J (∆) have messed with the formula just enough to make this a brilliantly disquieting debut.

In refusing to submit to the rigours of a genre, they might just have made themselves masters of their own.’ – NME

‘There is little to find disappointing about An Awesome Wave. Each new song builds on the last, spiralling off on a new path, testing, experimenting, returning again to familiar ground.’ – Drowned In Sound

The band is set to take their cinematic tunes on the road as they play a number of international festivals this European summer. They kicked off the fun at England’s Latitude Festival this July to rave reviews:

‘alt-J (∆) the electronic/indie band to watch... thrilled with their idiosyncratic mix of dubstep, folk and indie.’ – The Guardian

‘Their sort-of folk-step goes down an absolute storm. That main stage ain't far off for alt-J (∆)’ – Digital Spy

Next month, alt-J (∆) will bring their intricate harmonies and inspired electronica to Australian shores for the first time.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see why this four-piece have caught the attention of countless critics and music lovers across the globe.



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