“alt-J is a quirky band that, over the past few months, has found its way to the top of my listening pile and is now my favorite album of the year. I’m not alone.” NPR, Bob Boilen
Mercury Prize-winning alt-J, from Leeds, England, will hit Headliners Music Hall on Tuesday, March 19, on the biggest leg yet of an American tour promoting their debut album, An Awesome Wave.
BIO:”Joe Newman (vocals and guitar), Thom Green (drums), Gwil Sainsbury (guitar and bass) and Gus Unger-Hamilton (keys) met just five years ago while attending Leeds University. But in the short time since, their band, Alt-J, has earned heady comparisons to the likes of Coldplay and Hot Chip. But since their debut LP, ‘An Awesome Wave,’ and its soaring folk-influenced dub music recently won the prestigious Mercury Prize as the year’s best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland, other bands will now be compared to Alt-J.”