REDUXER by alt-J Formed in 2007 at Leeds University, alt-J are a critically acclaimed band who to date have released 3 albums, the first of which ‘An Awesome Wave’ saw them claim the Mercury Prize in 2012. Their second album ‘This Is All Yours’ released in 2014 went straight to No. 1. Their third album ‘Relaxer’ was released in June 2017 and again this album was nominated for the Mercury Prize but they lost out that year.


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bluedot-thumb Standing in the shadow of the Lovell Telescope, bluedot Festival returns for the second year. Over this balmy summer weekend, festival goers land at Jodrell Bank, (the Cheshire observatory at the cutting edge of humanity’s quest for knowledge), bluedot for a three day intergalactic journey of discovery that combines live music and science with artists, speakers, scientists and performers.


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Alt-J welcome you with open arms to their last night of the ‘This Is All Yours’ tour. The men in black are here to defend you from those bitterly ice cold winds & dreariness we have so far had this winter.  Settle down with a glass of Shiraz & relax into this sensory overload of warmth.



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alt-J I became an instant fan of alt-J ever since I stumbled across their debut single ‘Tessellate’ back in 2011. The way this 4-piece manage to effortlessly combine folksy yet forceful vocals and guitar riffs over layers of sometimes ethereal, sometimes downright explosive synths and percussion, is perhaps one of many reasons alt-J can seemingly do no wrong. Their debut album 'An Awesome Wave' scooped the Barclaycard Mercury Prize for Best Album as well as being named BBC 6Music's Album of The Year following global critical acclaim.


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Alt-J Alt-J have done pretty well for a band with just one album behind them, selling out Birmingham’s O2, not to mention many other recent gigs. This is especially so given their music is quirky, experimental art rock, which you might expect to have a more limited audience. However, they’ve proved an international success.


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