alt-J (∆) have released a new captivating video for Breezeblocks…captivating because you want to know the motive behind the opening scene…the video runs backwards!
Story behind the name
alt-J (∆)’s name takes a little explaining. Pronounced “alt-J”, it’s creates the delta sign you get when you hold down the alt key on your computer keyboard and punch ‘J’, providing your computer is a Mac and not a PC, that is. It’s more than an un-Google-able symbol that looks good on a T shirt, though. 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.
24 May – Academy 2, Dublin
25 May – The Stiff Kitten, Belfast
26 May – The Harley Sheffield
28 May – Arts College, Glasgow
29 May – The Cluny 2, Newcastle
30 May – The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
01 June – The Cooler, Bristol