Admiration and favorable comparisons have come thick and fast for Alt-J. Before the release of their instantly sold out debut single on Loud And Quiet
last October, the band were described as "Nick Drake meets Gangsta Rap," and they were likened to Wild Beasts, 'In Rainbows' era Radiohead, The xx and Anthony & The Johnsons - acts acclaimed for their ability to create the kind of patient, sophisticated, intricate music that Alt-J do. An early demo of the skittish, euphoric 'Breezeblocks' gained healthy radio play without even being released and alt-J's Soundcloud generated over 70,000 plays in its first 6 months with little to no promotion.
Enter to win 2 free tickets to hear Alt-J live at the Fox by emailing “Alt-J” to Promotions@EastBayExpress.com by Sunday, August 25. Winner will be randomly selected on Monday, August 26.