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Photo Credit:  Courtesy of Jory Cordy As the favorite to win the Mercury Music Prize in November and a Top 20 phenomenon in the UK, Alt-J is perhaps the most successful British Band of 2012. Alt-J has made its splash with their debut album An Awesome Wave
, a vibrant marriage of upbeat indie rock and brooding synth rhythms that hit record shelves last month. In this World Cafe session, hear Alt-J perform several tracks from An Awesome Wave and chat about how they met at Leeds University, the story behind their band name, and how they got started in the industry.



Recent Release: An Awesome Wave
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Label: 101 Distribution
Hometown: Leeds, UK