Alt-J

An Awesome Wave

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Record Label
Infectious

About this item

The band tipped for success in 2012 release their hotly anticipated debut album, ‘An Awesome Wave’.

This eclectic album will appeal to fans of Radiohead, Arcade Fire and Wild Beasts, amongst others.

STAFF COMMENTS

Andy says: This is a ridiculously good debut album. It's angular, arty and complex but....wait for it: CATCHY! The playing and production are astonishing, and the way they combine so many flavours: distorted, dub step-tinged FX-laden bass, r'n'b grooves, acapella folk, glitchy electronica, and of course, angular, arty guitar pop, yet still make it cohesive, is a mind-boggling achievement. This delightful cacophony is topped off by Joe Newman's slurry and far-ranging, emotive vocals, (a more guttural Wild Beasts) which glide and swoop over the dizzying sounds beneath.
They've been compared to Radiohead in that they're obviously brainy, embracing technology, and are really talented players, but I think it's mainly because Alt-J are going to be massive!? With their meticulously crafted sound, and unpredictable swerves, maybe Everything Everything spring to mind, and for their rootsy, folksy side, perhaps Fleet Foxes, but really this band are in a genre of one: the best new British band of 2012!

TRACK LISTING

1. Intro
2. (The Ripe & Ruin)
3. Tessellate
4. Breezeblocks
5. (Guitar)
6. Something Good
7. Dissolve Me
8. Matilda
9. Ms
10. Fitzpleasure
11. (Piano)
12. Bloodflood
13. Taro
14. Hand-Made

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