Alt-J - 'This Is All Yours'

Alt-J - 'This Is All Yours'

Alt-J were born of the internet age; they also encapsulated it. Creeping out of their Leeds University accommodation in 2007 with their un-Googleable symbol name, they sang of maths and new dimensions. By initially obscuring their faces in every...

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Alt-J

Alt-J

Triangles may be their favourite shape, but the four members of Alt-J remain endearingly, almost defiantly, square. At one point during tonight's gig – which, like every other night on this UK tour, is completely sold out – a fan tosses her...

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Alt-J

Alt-J

Alt-J may have already scooped up some coveted silverware in their short lifespan, but they’re winning no prizes for sartorial splendour. Tonight, London is adorned in the elegant white cloak of winter, but inside Shepherds Bush Empire it’s a...

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Alt-J

Alt-J

There’s something particularly Anglophilic about Alt-J’s intelli-indie quirkiness, a starry-eyed wub-step as eccentrically English as Syd Barrett nipping down Corsica Studios for a midweek bosh-up before heading home for a ketamine-laced...

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Alt-J - 'Fitzpleasure (The Internet Remix)'

Alt-J - 'Fitzpleasure (The Internet Remix)'

Odd Future crewmembers The Internet add to their growing remix catalogue with this slinky affair, swapping the bass dirge of the original with an after-hours piano-led soul groove and some healthy synth licks at the end. Brilliant stuff....

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Alt-J - 'Tessellate'

Alt-J - 'Tessellate'

In which the ultimate Devendra Banhart soundalikes roll on with ‘Tessellate’, the most Devendra Banhart of all Alt-J songs. Doesn’t matter though, ’cos its piano lollop is as pleasingly creepy as all their other stuff, helped by the...

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Alt-J - 'An Awesome Wave'

Alt-J - 'An Awesome Wave'

In an age when everything about a new band is splattered across various social media, Alt-J are something of an anomaly. From refusing to show their faces in early photos to the kerfuffle over their name (it’s the keyboard shortcut to make a...

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Alt-J ? - 'Breezeblocks'

Alt-J ? - 'Breezeblocks'

When Joe Newman’s “ Please don’t go/I love you so ” starts, it seems harmless. But with the promise to “ hold her down with soggy clothes and breezeblocks ” it becomes as sinister as a welcoming smile from Jools Holland. This is...

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Alt-J - 'Matilda'

Alt-J - 'Matilda'

Alt-J aren’t really called Alt-J, they’re called ?, which is apparently what happens when you hold down Alt + J on a Mac computer. Not that I would know or anything, because I’m a PC and therefore fucking loathe Macs. So, ?, now that...

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