4 things to know about alt-J
MANILA, Philippines – English indie rock band Alt-J will perform for the first time in Manila on May 19, 2015 at The Theatre at Solaire Resort and Casino, Parañaque City.
Are you familiar with alt-J? Here are 4 things to know about the band that hails all the way from Leeds, England:
1. Delta sign
Have you ever wondered why alt-J fans raise a triangle-shaped hand sign during their shows? Here's why: alt-J's name originated from the combination of pressing the alt key and j character on a Mac computer. Combining the two will give you a delta sign. alt-J explains that this sign shows change in mathematical equations.
2. Album inspiration
Here's the story behind the cover of alt-J's first studio album, An Awesome Wave: according to Indie88, the photo is from European Space Agency. To add, "it’s a combination of three radar images of the Ganges river delta in Bangladesh taken from space."
3. Miley on a track
Are you curious who sang the words "I'm a female rebel" on alt-J's song, "Hunger of the Pine"? It's none other than Miley Cyrus. The sample was remixed from Miley's 4x4 single and later on incorporated with the band's song. According to an alt-J interview, “the main reason it’s there is because it sounds good.”
4. Other projects
One of alt-J's collaborations include an original soundtrack with American band, Mountain Man, for the award-winning movie Silver Linings Playbook, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. The song "Buffalo" is part of the movie's playlist, which also features songs from Stevie Wonder and Alabama Shakes.
What do you love about alt-J? Let us know in the comments section below! – Rappler.com