So I got into Alt-J only a few weeks ago when I saw they were on the line up of a festival Dyl and I are going to in July in London… and just a few weeks later they announce they’re coming here and everyone is like Alt-what?? So I thought if you needed a little introduction Tessellate is a good place to start. Also here’s a bit of background about their name (via soundcloud).
“alt-J (∆)’s name takes a little explaining. Pronounced “alt-J”, the delta sign is created when you hold down the alt key on your computer keyboard and punch ‘J’ on a Mac computer. The symbol has a deeper meaning for the band, as guitarist/bassist Gwil Sainsbury notes, “in mathematical equations it’s used to show change,” and the band’s relatively new name came at a turning point in their lives.”
Hmm. Ok listen now.
What do you think?