Their name is ∆ but pronounced “Alt-J” since the Delta sign is created when you hold those keys on your computer. Gwil Sainsbury the band´s guitarist/bassist explains

“In mathematical equations it’s used to show change”.

Gwil, Joe Newman (guitar/vocals), Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards) and Thom Green (drums) met at Leeds University in 2007. The Fourth member, Gus (guitarist/bassist) studied English Literature, they began creating music and producing on garageband, they were surprised with the amazing results and “Alt-J” as born.

Alt J mix and combine majestically their instruments,  ∆ material is very modern and innovative, the harmonies are soothing , they allow each chord and word have a life of its own by giving each space, there´s no rush in their music, the are accurate and give each component of the song a function. The result: Stunning clever material.


Personal Favorite: Breezeblocks


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