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English indie rockers Alt-J, named for the delta symbol that appears when pressing "Alt" and "J" on a Mac keyboard, first formed in 2008 under the moniker FILMS. The quartet members, all of whom met at Leeds University, spent two years rehearsing before inking a deal with Infectious Records in 2011. Their signature blend of layered, folk-inflected dub-pop and soaring alternative rock was first heard on the 2012 singles "Matilda" and "Fitzpleasure," with the group's full-length studio debut, An Awesome Wave, arriving later that year. The album would eventually go on to earn the prestigious Mercury Prize, alongside three Brit Award nominations. They soon became mainstays on the U.K. and European festival circuit, expanding outward with tours in the U.S. and Australia as well. The band's increasing success and heavy touring schedule eventually led to the amicable departure of bassist Gwil Sainsbury at the end of 2013. The remaining trio of singer/guitarist Joe Newman, keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton, and drummer Thom Green continued undeterred, and their sophomore record, This Is All Yours, was issued in the autumn of 2014. Critically well-received, This Is All Yours debuted at number one in the U.K. and fared similarly well in Europe and the U.S., where they earned their first Grammy nomination. In early 2017, Alt-J issued a trio of singles, "3WW," "In Cold Blood," and "Adeline," in anticipation of the release of their third studio long-player, Relaxer, which dropped later that June. ~ Timothy Monger
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Stations Featuring

    Top Alternative

    Top Alternative
    2 songs

    Alternative Mix

    Alternative Mix
    2 songs

    Pop Rock

    Pop Rock
    2 songs

    Top Indie

    Top Indie
    5 songs

    Electronic Chill

    3 songs

    Adult Alternative

    1 song

    Adult Rock

    1 song

Albums by

Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Fitzpleasure
  3.   Left Hand Free
  4.   Tessellate
  5.   Breezeblocks
  6.   In Cold Blood
  7.   Every Other Freckle
  8.   Hunger of the Pine
  9.   Something Good
  10.   Dissolve Me
  11.   3WW
  12.   Matilda
  13.   Taro
  14.   Ms
  15.   Deadcrush
  16.   Adeline
  17.   Intro
  18.   Nara
  19.   The Gospel of John Hurt
  20.   Hit Me Like That Snare
  21.   Leaving Nara
  22.   Hand-Made
  23.   Bloodflood, Pt. 2
  24.   Arrival in Nara
  25.   Lovely Day
  26.   Pusher
  27.   (The Ripe & Ruin)
  28.   Last Year
  29.   House of the Rising Sun
  30.   Bloodflood
  31.   (Guitar)
  32.   Pleader
  33.   Warm Foothills
  34.   Choice Kingdom
  35.   (Piano)
  36.   Buffalo by Danny Elfman
  37.   Garden of England (Interlude)

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