Drum roll please: Alt-J’s first album ‘An Awesome Wave’ is out today and it’s…well…awesome! Key Production is honoured to have had a hand in this much-anticipated release, a remarkable album which will surely go down as one of the all-time great debuts.
If you’re thinking that’s just reckless hyperbole, think again – ‘An Awesome Wave’ has been impressing critics across the board, BBC Music heralding it “a deeply exciting, original and inventive debut”. The response has been pretty overwhelming; to give you a flavour of what the reviews look like, check out these: The 405’s 9.5/10, Loud and Quiet’s 9/10, Clash’s 9/10 and MusicOMH’s 4.5/5. Yikes.
We were lucky enough to catch their packed show a couple of weeks ago at The Great Escape, and we can tell you first-hand that these guys have the whole package. The band’s atmospheric live set of expertly executed “folk-step” is something to behold.
Courtesy of the rather brilliant Infectious, ‘An Awesome Wave’ is out now on CD, vinyl and download. It’s also currently streaming in full on the band’s website: altjband.com. So what are you waiting for?!