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Alt-J

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Location:

United States

Description:

English rock quartet Alt-J started as a side project when the founding members met at Leeds Univeristy in 2007. 5 years later, the band released their debut album An Awesome Wave, which won the 2012 Mercury Prize for Best British Album.

Language:

English


Episodes

WFUV: Take Five - Alt-J

8/19/2017
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The Alternate Side's Russ Borris talks with the UK band, 'Alt-J' about the making of its full-length debut, 'An Awesome Wave,' and the challenges of arranging the music. The band also performs live versions of their songs, 'Fitzpleasure' and 'Breezeblocks' in WFUV's Studio A. (WFUV's Take Five, 1/4/13)

WXPN: World Cafe - Words and Music - Alt-J

11/21/2012
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Host David Dye welcomes Alt J on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. This new British band has had a major impact in the UK with much critical acclaim, and they've just won this year's prestigious Mercury Prize for best new album. It's called An Awesome Wave, showcasing Alt J's unique style that channels folk, electronica, and hip-hop. (WXPN's World Cafe, 11/21/12)