Band names go through subconscious phases (name four bands containing ‘Crystal’, GO!). This Leeds bunch are the first geometric clan to gain notoriety, and more can be expected. 2013 festival line ups will come to resemble a Toy r’ Us Shape Sorter. Their band name is simply a triangle (or a ‘delta’, if that’s how you choose to live your life). ∆. Pronounced aloud as Alt-J, in reference to it’s shortcut on a mac keyboard.
Debut double a-side ‘Tessellate/Bloodflood’ brought them to my attention back in November, but neither track quite carried the bolshy oomph of latest offering: ‘Fitzpleasure’. I’m also a sucker for portmanteaus (SPORK!). The lead singer likes to wield the vocals of someone still learning the English language (as popularised by Sting). Compliment that with some masonic chanting and a wall of rattling bass, and you’ve got ‘Fitzpleasure’.