BRITISH INDIE rockers Alt-J..
(photo credit: MADS PORCH)
British indie rockers Alt-J are returning to Israel to perform at the Tel Aviv Convention Center on May 28. The Leeds-based trio played two sold-out shows at Rishon LeZion’s Live Park in 2015. They will be joined by Los Angeles quartet Warpaint.
Comprised of vocalist and guitarist Joe Newman, guitarist and bassist Gwil Sainsbury (who left the band in 2014), keyboardist and vocalist Gus Unger-Hamilton and drummer Thom Green, Alt-J was formed in 2008. They are named after the triangle symbol that appears on a Mac computer after pressing “alt” and “j.”
The band’s distinctive sound has seen the members’ efforts compared to Radiohead and even Coldplay. 2012 was the year that their debut album, An Awesome Wave, was released, gaining them the award nominations and wins. They won the revered Mercury Prize in 2012 and were nominated for three BRIT Awards in the same year. Singles from the album include “Matilda” (named after Natalie Portman’s character in director Luc Besson’s 1994 film, Leon) and “Fitzpleasure.”
Since then, they have performed around the world, selling out both the 02 and Madison Square Garden Arenas.
Along with their many hits, Alt-J will be bringing new tunes from their Relaxer album. Relaxer is the band’s first since 2014’s This Is All Yours, which peaked at No. 1 in the UK.
Tickets range from NIS 289 – 329.
For tickets visit www.eventim.co.il/altj