Vh1 Supersonic Announces Indie Rock Band Trio ‘alt-J’ as Their Second Headliner
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Entertainment | October 4, 2017 | News
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After announcing Major Lazer as the first headliner for the upcoming edition of Vh1 Supersonic last week, the IP custodians at LIVE Viacom 18 continue to excite us as the festival giant yesterday announced Indie Rock Band Trio ‘alt-J’ as their second headliner.
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The indie rock band alt-J was formed in 2007 and has Joe Newman as the lead vocalist and guitarist, Thom Sonny Green at the drums and Gus Unger-Hamilton at the keyboard. Their debut album An Awesome Wave which released in 2012 won the British Mercury Prize. The band's unusual sound stems from the fact that due to living in student halls, where noise had to be kept to a minimum, they were unable to use bass guitars or bass drum.
Alt-J was originally called Daljit Dhaliwal after the popular British TV presenter. They later changed to Films but to avoid a case of mistaken identity with another American band called The Films, they finally decided to rename themselves ∆. The band’s name was ∆ until they went on air on radio. That’s when they realised that they needed a name that can be spoken and not just written. When ‘alt+J’ on a Mac is typed it displays a triangle or a delta. Now the delta symbol is more of a logo for the band.
Talking about the upcoming edition, Saugato Bhowmik, Business Head – LIVE Viacom18 and Consumer Products said, “Vh1 Supersonic has always aimed at getting the best artists to the country. A music festival is incomplete without some foot tapping music. It is a lot of effort and planning that goes into making the festival an experience that will last for a lifetime. We are aiming to get better with every year and that means we will also aim to get the best of artists to the festival. We are very happy to get alt-J on board for Vh1 Supersonic this year. I am sure that music lovers are going to have a time of their lives at the festival.”
Alt-J trio - Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton and Thom Green shared, “We are super excited to be going back to India in February 2018 to play Vh1 Supersonic in Pune. We are going to play some new songs as well as some old hits, it’s going to be a good mix. The food and the fans are the best thing about India and we can’t wait to experience that again.”
The next edition of Vh1 Supersonic is scheduled to be held on Feb 9,10 & 11, 2017 at Laxmi Lawns, Pune.
The indie rock band alt-J was formed in 2007 and has Joe Newman as the lead vocalist and guitarist, Thom Sonny Green at the drums and Gus Unger-Hamilton at the keyboard.