Every once in a while a band explodes into the international music scene achieving critical accolades whilst scoring legions of fans across the globe. Occasionally the band is worth the hype. alt-J (∆) is that band.
The humble British boys will perform a special one off headline show at the Metro Theatre in Sydney this Wednesday, February 6th! The band announced the show to an elated Sydney crowd during a killer performance at St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival.
An exceptional 2012 saw alt-J (∆)’s debut album An Awesome Wave take out the coveted Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize which we announced back in November, and receive three BRIT award nominations.
2013 has seen the accolades continue with the band receiving three entries in triple j’s ‘Hottest 100’, including hit single ‘Breezeblocks’ being voted at number 3.
alt-J (∆) first graced our shores in October, performing two exclusive shows including one at Melbourne’s Ding Dong Lounge which we were lucky enough to get snaps of.
Both shows sold out in minutes and the performances also achieved the kind of rave reviews that grab you by the shoulders and shake you for not being there.
Our Tone Deaf reviewer said “For all the musical references to Radiohead and Wild Beasts that are regularly directed alt-j’s way, they tend to forget the grizzly bottom-end of the Brooklynite samba of ‘Dissolve Me’, or the grinding thrill of ‘Fitzpleasure’ – which both contain genuine swagger. It’s all part of the band’s unique defying of genres, instead mixing elements to produce their own distinct art-pop shapes.”
Joining the humble boys of alt-J (∆) will be City Calm Down, currently a band generating all sorts of buzz.
alt-J (∆)’s debut live performance in Sydney was widely proclaimed as one of the best gigs of the year, the band themselves calling it “maybe the best gig we’ve ever played”. This exclusive headline show is absolutely not to be missed!
You can check out our video interview with the boys here.
alt-j(∆) Sydney Show
Wed 6 Feb Sydney | Metro Theatre 18+
www.ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849
General public on sale from 9am local time, Tuesday 5 February
Frontier Members pre-sale via www.frontiertouring.com/altj
12noon AEDT Mon 4 Feb to 5pm AEDT Mon 4 Feb