Interview: Alt-J


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Basking in rapturous praise from critics in all corners and hotly tipped for a Mercury Prize, fellow Cambridge dwellers Alt-J are onto something good.

The four piece group met at Leeds University in 2007 where they admit to being social hermits who were more interested in perfecting their sound than going out on the town. And it shows – their first album An Awesome Wave is a clever yet catchy mix of dreamy, fresh, folk-tinged electronic indie.

We caught up with Gus from the band to find out what it’s like being in one of the UK’s most-hyped new bands, and all about their experience of Cambridge drinking societies…