Alt-J performing “Matilda” and “Breezeblocks”

Slowly, but surely we are getting all videos posted from our “not so secret session” with Alt-J!  Hope you enjoyed “Fitzpleasure” and “Tessallate“, now check out “Matilda” and their hit single “BreezeBlocks” live at WRLT!


Alt-J performing “Fitzpleasure” and “Tessellate”

Alt-J performs “Fitzpleasure” and “Tessallate” live for a few lucky fans outside the WRLT studio.  We’ve got “BreezeBlocks” and “Matilda” coming out soon in pt. 2!

Filmed and edited by Brian Waters

Until then, you can click here to listen to the full interview and performance.


Alt-J live in the studio!

alt-j-in-studioAlt-J stops by the studio for a live performance for some lucky guests in the Lightning 100 lounge. Gus and Joe performed “Tessellate,” “Fitzpleasure,” “Matilda,” and their hot new single “Breezeblocks.” They play at the Cannery Ballroom on March 18th 2013.  Click here for the photos from the show!


Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival 2013 lineup announcement


Paul McCartney, Mumford and Sons, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Billy Idol,  Passion Pit, Of Monsters and Men, Trombone Shorty, 21 Pilots, Pretty Lights, Wilco, The XX, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, David Burn and St. Vincent, Jim James, The Sheepdogs, Walk the Moon, Lord Huron, Deep Valley, Japaniods, Grizzly Bears, Foals, Portugal the Man, Walk the Moon, Wolfgang Gartner, The Stepkids, Warren Haynes with Gov’t Mule, Beach House, Gaslight Anthem, Local Natives, The National, The Vaccines, Holy Ghost, Death Grips, Dwight Yoakam, R. Kelly, Cat Power, Edward Sharpe and Magnetic Zeros, Milo Greene, Alt-J, ZZ Top, Boy Noise, Purity Ring, Matt and Kim, Animal Collective, Him, Future Birds, Wu-Tang Clan, Bjork……and Weird Al Yankovic

You’ve all been waiting, now here it is… the official lineup for Bonnaroo, happening June 13-16 in Nashville’s own backyard. Can you believe the lineup?

Tickets go on sale this Saturday (2/23) at noon EST. For the complete lineup and ticket information, click here.

Full Lineup posted below!



Alt-J on A Take Away Show

La Blogotheque captures some of the best “out of the studio” footage of bands performing acoustic performances all around the world, but for the most part in Europe.  You’ve been enjoying “BreezeBlocks” by Alt-J on 100.1 FM, now enjoy an acoustic version of  “Matilda.”


Alt-J – BreezeBlocks

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.
Gwil, Joe Newman [guitar/vocals], Gus Unger-Hamilton [keyboards] and Thom Green [drums] met at Leeds University in 2007. Gus studied English Literature; the other three Fine Art. In their second year of studies, Joe played Gwil a handful of his own songs inspired by his guitar-playing dad and hallucinogens, and the pair began recording in their dorm rooms with Gwil acting as producer on Garageband.

Needless to say, the response to Joe’s hushed falsetto yelps and Gwil’s rudimentary sampling skills was good. When Thom was played the tracks he joined the band straight away. “I hadn’t heard anything like it,” he says. “It was music I was looking for, I just didn’t know I was. I just loved it.”

Gus completed the band’s lineup and together – first as Daljit Dhaliwal and then as Films – the four friends spent the next two years playing around town, developing a precise and unique brand of alt. pop that draws on poignant folk verses, crushing synths, smart hip hop syncopations and tight vocal harmonies. They dropped the moniker of Films in 2007, largely to avoid confusing the band with Californian punk troupe The Films. alt-J (∆) gave them a unique name to go with the unique ‘folk-step’ that they now concoct in the basement of a terrace house in Cambridgeshire.


Indie Underground Playlist for 10/01/12

Mondays from 9-10pm CST on WRLT/Lightning 100, Nashville’s Independent Radio

Indie Underground Hour 10-01-12

Allah-Las – Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind) (Allah-Las, Innovative Leisure)
Nick Waterhouse – I Can Only Give You Everything (Time’s All Gone, Innovative Leisure)
Jason Lytle – Get Up & Go (Dept. Of Disappearance, Anti-)
Wild Nothing – Shadow (Nocturne, Captured Tracks)
Melody’s Echo Chamber – Crystallized (Melody’s Echo Chamber, Fat Possum)
David Byrne & St Vincent – Weekend In The Dust (Love This Giant, 4AD)     
Mumford & Sons
– Lover Of The Light (Babel, Glassnote)
The Avett Brothers – The Once & Future Carpenter (The Carpenter, American)
Robert Ellis – All Men Are Liars (Lowe Country: Songs of Nick Lowe, Fiesta Red Records)
Dwight Yoakam – Missing Heart (3 Pears, Warner Bros)
The Soft Pack – Bobby Brown (Strapped, Mexican Summer)
Alt-J – Fitzpleasure (An Awesome Wave, Infectious/Atlantic)



This group took a minute to grow on me, but this song is kinda sexy.  The record is phenom too once you give it a couple listens… It’s “An Awesome Wave”

Alt-J = Tessellate

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