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Alt-j Return With New Album 'This Is All Yours', Plus UK Tour

By Michael West | 10th June 2014

Alt-J have announced their return with second album This Is All Yours - the follow-up to 2012's Mercury Prize winning An Awesome Wave. The new record will be released on September 22 through Canvasback and...

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Alt-j To Continue As Trio After Bassist's Departure

3rd March 2014

British rockers Alt-J have decided to continue as a three-piece and not replace recently-departed bassist Gwil Sainsbury.The musician stepped down from the 2012 Mercury Prize winners in January (14), citing personal reasons for his exit,...

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Halt-j? No Way - Mercury Winners Alt-j Will Continue Despite Gwil Sainsbury Exit

By Jack de Aguilar | 13th January 2014

In an unexpected shakeup of one of 2013’s most talked-about bands, Gwil Sainsbury left Alt-J following their Mercury win; but that doesn’t mean the end for the now-three-piece formed in Leeds back in 2007, as...

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Alt-j Assure Fans Of Band's Future After Guitarist Quits

13th January 2014

The remaining members of British rock act Alt-J have promised fans they will continue performing together after bassist Gwil Sainsbury quit the band.The group, which landed the prestigious Mercury Prize for debut album An Awesome...

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Alt-j Guitarist Quits The Band

12th January 2014

British rockers Alt-J have announced guitarist and bassist Gwil Sainsbury has quit the band.The 2012 Mercury Prize winners dropped the news on their account on Saturday (11Jan14), insisting Sainbury's decision to leave was for...

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Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2013: This Year’S Nominees For Album Of The Year

By Lauren James | 11th September 2013

The Barclaycard Mercury Prize nominations have come round again, designed to celebrate this year's best British musical offerings. Last year we saw Alt-J with An Awesome Wave take home the coveted music industry prize and...

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Weather-worries Are Looking Few For Leeds And Reading Festival 2013

By Holly Williams | 20th August 2013

It may be nearing the end of the summer but Leeds and Reading Festival 2013 goers don't have much to worry about in terms of the unpredictable English weather this weekend (August 23rd - 25th).The...

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Nick Cave And Vampire Weekend Lead Aim Awards Nominations

8th August 2013

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Vampire Weekend, The Xx and Alt-J look set to be the big winners at this year's (13) AIM Independent Music Awards after landing a slew of top nominations ahead...

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“This Is Something Different” - Phoenix Close Lollapalooza 2013 In Style

By Jack de Aguilar | 5th August 2013

As Thomas Mars – the lead singer of Phoenix – explained, "Usually on Sunday night people are really tired.” He was talking about festivals, and he was right, bit he and his band had something...

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Lollapalooza Packs Up For Another Year: What Did Day 3 Bring?

By Lauren James | 5th August 2013

"If they pull the plug on this song, you'll have to keep on singing," ordered The Cure's Robert Smith, preparing to play 'Boys Don't Cry' at the end of an ecstatically-received, hit-filled set. The British...

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David Cameron Gives Romantic Mixtape To G8 Leaders, Who's On It?

By Lauren James | 31st July 2013

Prime Minister David Cameron has promoted young British musicians by giving all the G8 leaders a 10-track USB stick containing songs from Alt-J, Conor Maynard, Laura Mvula and Gabrielle Aplin with a very prominent theme...

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Lollapalooza 2013 To Be Equipped For All Weathers For Another Memorable Weekend

By Holly Williams | 26th July 2013

Get ready for a magnificent time as Chicago brings you another rollicking year of Lollapalooza with a legendary line-up of mixed genre music from The Cure to Mumford & Sons.Since it's revival in 2003, Lollapalooza...

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As Fans Gather For 'T In The Park,' Police Crack Down On Drugs

By Lauren James | 12th July 2013

The sun is shining, the line-up is terrific; T in the Park 2013 is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary with thousands of fans and seven stages. Performers during the three day festival will include...

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Haim Bassist 'Almost Died' During Glastonbury Set

29th June 2013

Haim's bassist claims she ''almost died'' during their Glastonbury set.Este Haim had to leave the stage mid-set during the band's performance on the Pyramid Stage at the festival in Somerset, South West England, yesterday afternoon...

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Alt-j Kick Off Glastonbury Festival With Surprise Set

28th June 2013

Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J kicked off Britain's legendary Glastonbury festival on Thursday night (27Jun13) by playing a surprise set for revellers.The Something Good hitmakers staged a secret show at the William's Green stage, and...

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A Week In Music, Daft Punk Make Triumphant Return With Get Lucky, Chvrches Ep Precedes Anticipated Album, Vampire Weekend Interviewed At Coachella

By Hayley Avron | 22nd April 2013

A Week in Videos... Undoubtedly the most eagerly-anticipated video of the week comes from Daft Punk, who return to the scene with ‘Get Lucky.’ Featuring Pharrell on vocals and the legend that is Nile Rogers...

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Emeli Sande To Add An Ivor Novello To Her Brit Collection?

By Holly Williams | 18th April 2013

Emeli Sande may be adding to her growing list of accolades as she is newly nominated for two different awards at the 58th Ivor Novello awards.Her UK number 2 hit 'Next To Me' is nominated...

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Emeli Sande And Plan B Up For Ivor Novello Awards

17th April 2013

Emeli Sande, Plan B and Alt-J have been nominated for the 2013 Ivor Novello awards. Emeli received nods in the Best Original Song and Most Performed Work categories, while rapper Plan B was nominated for...

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Will Alt J Add An Ivor Novello Award To Their Mercury Gong?

By Hayley Avron | 17th April 2013

Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J could well be adding an Ivor Novello award to their collection of gongs, NME announced today (April 17, 2013). The band have been nominated in the Best Contemporary Song category...

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Mark Owen Records Album In Back Garden

9th April 2013

Mark Owen recorded his comeback album in his back garden.The Take That singer recorded his first solo effort in eight years, 'The Art Of Doing Nothing' in a shed he calls ''the rabbit hutch'' at...

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The Blandest Brits In Years? Ben Howard Provides Only Real Surprise With Double Win (Pictures)

By Hayley Avron | 21st February 2013

Last night’s Brits ceremony could well have been the blandest Brits in years. Aside from a frisson of post-breakup tension between Harry Styles and Taylor Swift (who took to the stage wearing a sexy black...

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Brit Award Nominees Alt-j To Score First Movie

20th February 2013

Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J have signed on compose the soundtrack to Toby Jones' new movie Leave To Remain.The triple BRIT Awards nominees will collaborate with director Bruce Goodison on the project. The filmmaker...

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Biffy Clyro To Headline Reading And Leeds Festival

5th February 2013

Biffy Clyro will headline Reading and Leeds festivals this summer. The 'Black Chandelier' rockers - who reached number one in the UK album charts with their new record 'Opposites' on Sunday (02.02.13) - will headline...

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Alt-j Taken By Surprise By Brit Nominations

By Joe Wilde | 12th January 2013

Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J have been given their first BRIT Award nods, after being nominated for three awards: Best British Group, Best British Album and British Breakthrough.. Still, despite earlier success the band have...

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Brit Awards 2013 Nominees Announced: Diverse? Or Just Weird?

By Hayley Avron | 11th January 2013

This year’s BRIT Awards nominations look as though they were concocted by a group of strangers, with wildly different cultural backgrounds, on a drunken night out. Is this a sign that the mainstream music world...

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Jessie Ware 'Flattered' By Brit Nominations

11th January 2013

Jessie Ware is ''flattered'' by her Best Female Solo Artist BRIT Awards nomination.The 'Wildest Moments' singer is up for the gong as well as British Breakthrough Act and is overwhelmed to be nominated after such...

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A Week In Music – Rihanna Disappoints, Cee-lo Green And The Muppets Get Us In The Festive Spirit, The Rolling Stones And Paul Mccartney

By Hayley Avron | 17th December 2012

Albums of Note... Rihanna’s seventh studio album, Unapologetic has been met with a mixed response and our reviewer reckons the Barbadian pop star phoned this one in. As her career becomes more of a marketing...

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Eminem To Headline Reading And Leeds

11th December 2012

Eminem will headline the UK's Reading and Leeds festivals next year.The 'Stan' rapper will be making his first appearance in the UK since 2011 at the events, which will be held in August 2013.The rapper,...

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Rihanna To Headline T In The Park

4th December 2012

Rihanna is to headline T in the Park.The 'We Found Love' hitmaker will top the bill at the Scottish festival - which celebrates its 20th anniversary next year - over the weekend of July 12...

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Deposit Scheme For Reading And Leeds 2013, Featuring Alt-j, Deftones And Boy Better Know

By Hayley Avron | 29th November 2012

It may still only be November but tomorrow (November 30, 2012), early bird tickets will go on sale for next year’s Reading and Leeds festivals, with Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J unsurprisingly featuring on the...

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