Congratulations to Alt-J on the success of their album An Awesome Wave, the winner of 2012′s Mercury Prize. We’ve been firm fans of the band since we first discovered Matilda on amazingtunes.com back when the band went under the name of Films and it’s been a pleasure to see the band’s music find a wider audience. No doubt the Mercury Prize exposure will help even more people discover an album we described a while back as:
a compilation of downbeat intricate melodies and delicate vocal harmonies, broken down and separated by a handful of short interludes. An Awesome Wave is a special album, to say the least.”
It’s been a great year so far for Alt-J and it’s a coup to have won such a prestigious award ahead of artists such as Michael Kiwanuka, Richard Hawley, Ben Howard. Let alone other artists who have featured on Amazing Radio like Django Django, Jessie Ware, Lianne La Havas and Field Music.
So, pats on the back all round for all involved. If you haven’t already seen Alt-J‘s performance for The Amazing Sessions then you’re missing out. Take a look at their performance of Tesselate, recorded exclusively for us earlier this year.