It’s been a big week for fans of British indie outfit Alt-J here in Australia. They’ve been treated to the band’s performances at the national Laneway Festivals (it hits Melbourne today) and the band saw three of their tracks included in last week’s Triple J Hottest 100 countdown (the highest placed of which was ‘Breezeblocks’ at No.3). The No.3 spot in the Hottest 100 saw the single bullet back into the ARIA singles chart this week, re-entering at a new peak of No.41 and their album ‘An Awesome Wave’ rising to a new peak of No.12.
All this, of course, on the back of their win last year of the esteemed Mercury Prize for said critically acclaimed debut album.
So yes, the band’s been busy this week with the Laneway Festival, but they’ve announced something very special for their Sydney fans… an intimate headline show in the harbour city this Wednesday night.
Due to popular demand, Alt-J will play the Metro Theatre for the one-off performance, thrilling fans with tracks from their debut including, naturally, ‘Breezeblocks’.
Presale tickets are on sale from noon tomorrow (Monday), with general public tickets (if there are any left) hitting the sales desk on Tuesday at 9am.
February 06 : Sydney (Metro Theatre)