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Alt-J: The Dream review – a stroll around the curiosity shop
The ambitious British indie crooners embrace an American sound while confronting crypto and Covid on their enjoyable fourth album

Damien Morris

13, Feb, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Alt-J review – woozy harmonies and fibre-optic fantasies
The trio’s finicky electronic pop can feel like sonic morphine, but they can pack a polite punch when they bring out their bluesy side

Graeme Virtue

22, Oct, 2018 @11:24 AM

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Every Mercury prize-winning album – ranked!
Following the announcement of this year’s nominees, we run the rule over the 26 albums that have earned the crown, from Klaxons and James Blake to M People and Talvin Singh

Dave Simpson

26, Jul, 2018 @10:45 AM

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Latitude festival – teenage fans bring energy to middle-class kingdom
Big names like the Killers, alt-J and a surprise Liam Gallagher flounder, but there’s buried treasure from Nao, IAMDDB and Octavian lower down the bill

Jazz Monroe

16, Jul, 2018 @11:23 AM

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********, ∆, †‡† ... the most unpronounceable band names ever
Whether it’s a marketing gimmick or a way to stop anyone ever talking about your band, musicians are rejecting random nouns in favour of punctuation and ancient languages

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

09, Jan, 2018 @12:04 PM

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Bon Iver and Ne-Yo: this week’s best UK pop and rock gigs
Justin Vernon returns to showcase his hyper-modern album 22, A Million, while the R&B star proves the enduring appeal of glossy hits and slick choreography

Harriet Gibsone

08, Sep, 2017 @10:00 AM

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Mercury prize 2017: Ed Sheeran, Stormzy and the xx feature on shortlist
Other nominees for prestigious award include Blossoms, Alt-J and J Hus, and there is room for curveballs such as the Big Moon and Dinosaur

Mark Brown

27, Jul, 2017 @4:18 PM

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The 1975, Alt-J and Paramore: this week’s best UK rock and pop gigs
Matty Healy and co take their magnetic pop on tour, Leeds indie trio kickstart the O2’s 10th birthday party and the emo-turned-synth-pop outfit are back

Rachel Aroesti

09, Jun, 2017 @10:00 AM

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Alt-J: Relaxer review – a change of pace gives space to breathe

Kitty Empire

04, Jun, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Alt-J: Relaxer review – short, belligerent and odd

Harriet Gibsone

01, Jun, 2017 @9:45 PM

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Sparks’s Hippopotamus: the Mael brothers return with a piscine nightmare
Also this week: Rag’n’Bone Man is back with his cod-soul basics range and Iggy Azalea is still twerking, for some reason

Gavin Haynes

14, Apr, 2017 @1:00 PM

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Thom Sonny Green: High Anxiety review – Alt-J’s unexpected talent

Kitty Empire

21, Aug, 2016 @7:00 AM

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