PICS: Alt-J at Humphreys Concerts By the Bay

Alt-J and Twin Shadow delivered a one-two indie-pop/rock punch to Humphreys Concerts By the Bay on Thursday, April 19.

18 photos
1/18
Fatima Kelley
Alt-J was in town in between performances at this year's Coachella festival.
2/18
Fatima Kelley
The indie-rock band hails from Leeds, England and got its start in 2007.
3/18
Fatima Kelley
The trio currently consists of Joe Newman (guitar/vocals), Thom Sonny Green (drums) and Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards/vocals).
4/18
Fatima Kelley
The band members met while attending Leeds University. According to Newman, he "basically went to art school to start a band." Mission accomplished!
5/18
Fatima Kelley
They began recording demos on GarageBand, and since they had to keep volume to a minimum in their dorm rooms, they were unable to use typically loud instruments.
6/18
Fatima Kelley
The band's debut album, "An Awesome Wave," was released in September 2012 in the U.S. The album would go on to win the UK's prestigious Mercury Prize
7/18
Fatima Kelley
Alt-J would later describe winning the award as "life-changing, there was a sense of [being] imposters, that the band had somehow got this far without not being a real band, we’re just guys from Leeds who muddled through it and magicked a Mercury award."
8/18
Fatima Kelley
On Sept. 22, 2014, the band released their sophomore album "This Is All Yours." It went straight to No. 1 on the UK's Official Albums Chart.
9/18
Fatima Kelley
On June 2, 2017, they released their third album "Relaxer." Before the album release, they issued its first single "3WW," which features lead singer Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice.
10/18
Fatima Kelley
"Relaxer" was also nominated for the 2017 Mercury Prize.
11/18
Fatima Kelley
The group boasts a number of song placements in various films, shows and video games. Most notably, they performed their songs "Buffalo" and "Mountain Man" for the 2011 Academy Award-winning film "Silver Linings Playbook."
12/18
Fatima Kelley
Their song "Left Hand free" appears in the 2016 film "Captain America: Civil War."
13/18
Fatima Kelley
"Every Other Freckle" was featured in the Netflix show "Lovesick," and their song "Something Good" was featured in the second episode of "Life Is Strange."
14/18
Fatima Kelley
Alt-J was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album for "This Is All Yours" at the 57th Grammy Awards.
15/18
Fatima Kelley
The band's April 19 20-song set (according to setlist.fm) included: "Deadcrush," "Fitzpleasure," "Nara," "In Cold Blood," "Tessellate," "Hunger of the Pine," "Bloodflood," "Matilda," "Dissolve Me," "Taro," "Left Hand Free," "3WW" and "Breezeblocks" (among others).
16/18
Fatima Kelley
Twin Shadow (George Lewis Jr.'s stage name) is a Dominican-American singer, songwriter, record producer, novelist, and actor based our of LA and signed to Warner Bros. Records.
17/18
Fatima Kelley
His 2010 debut album, "Forget," was produced by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear, received universal critical acclaim and appeared on numerous "album of the year" lists.
18/18
Fatima Kelley
Lewis followed that album up with "Confess" in 2012 (which debuted on Billboard 200 at No. 54), "Eclipse" in 2015, and a forthcoming album entitled "Caer" set to be released on April 27.
Contact Us