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It's not often a debut full-length album from an indie Rock group is singled out for high praise. Alt-J's "An Awesome Wave" won the '12 British Barclaycard Mercury Prize, the U.K.'s highest music honor. The following year, the set picked up the Album of the Year honor at the Ivor Novello Awards.

A few years earlier, '11, the former Leeds University students, rolled out a four track EP, "∆." The delta sign is made, on Apple Mac keyboards, by typing alt-J.

A year after "An Awesome Wave" bassist/guitarist Gwil Sainsbury decided to leave. Cameron Knight stepped in for touring.

In '14, the group's sophomore set, "This Is All Yours," dropped with first week sales of 68,000 copies to debut at #4 on the Billboard 200.

"This Is All Yours" went to #1 on the U.K. album chart.

The Art Rockers followed that success with "Relaxer" three years later. The single "3WW" featured Ellie Roswell of Wolf Alice. "In Cold Blood" and "Adeline" were two other singles from the album.
Alt-J Discography

Studio Albums:

2012 An Awesome Wave
2014 This Is All Yours
2017 Relaxer


2011 ∆ (Demo EP)
2013 iTunes Session

Jangly post-Rock with Radiohead leanings.

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