If you’re here, alt-J is probably not a stranger to you. In honor of their arrival in Bangkok this Nov. 27 @ Moonstar Studio 8, here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about them:
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1) alt-J changed their band name twice, from “Daljit Dhaliwal” to “Films“, then finally stuck to alt-J
2) “Daljit Dhaliwal” is a British TV reporter
3) Thom Green (drummer) is heavily influenced by heavy metal bands such as Pantera
4) The band’s logo is pronounced alt-J because it’s how you insert a DELTA symbol from a Mac keyboard
5) “There’s nothing better than seeing an individual lost in the moment.. eyes closed… in a trance almost… they’re feeling so much they close down one of their senses so they can absorb as much as they can” – Joe Newman (Lead Singer)
6) Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad is a big fan. And the feeling’s mutual.
Aaron invited them to play at his house…
7) What would be that one song you’d want aliens to listen too? – “Pleader from the album Relaxer” , says Joe Newman (Lead Singer)
8) If they could hide under a table and listen two people talk, they’d listen to Donald and Melania Trump talk about stuff…
9) The BIGGEST LIE they’ve ever told about their band – they edited Radiohead’s Wikipedia page and wrote that they influenced Radiohead
Good for Radiohead, Wikipedia stepped up their curation game. (Source)
10) Joe Newman’s (Lead Singer) alternate job if he wasn’t a singer – Zookeeper / Biologist
The man loves his animals.
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