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Official Site: http://altjband.com/ | @alt_J


English indie rockers Alt-J, named for the triangle that appears when pressing "Alt" and "J" on a Mac, 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. The group's signature blend of layered, folk-inflected dub-pop and soaring alternative rock, which has been compared to everyone from the Wild Beasts and Hot Chip to Coldplay, was first heard on the 2012 singles "Matilda" and "Fitzpleasure." The group's full-length studio debut, An Awesome Wave, arrived later that year. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi