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Reading 2012: Alt-J: ‘I Forgot To Come In I Was So Transfixed’

Alt-J appeared at Reading Festival yesterday and (as we may have predicted, just sayin’) played to a rammed tent.

Post-performance, we caught up with drummer Thom Green to find out how it all went.

“It was incredible. The tent was so packed that you couldn’t get in,” he told us, following the set which was their second appearance of the day.

“I guess I hadn’t really been thinking about it, but then when we were checking our in-ears side-stage, we could see how full it was.”

“At one point, as we were playing ‘Matilda’, I forgot to come in, I was so transfixed and lost in the crowd.”

Alt-J’s slot at the Festival Republic tent was their second of the day, after being the special guests on the BBC Introducing stage earlier in the day.

The band play at Leeds Festival today (25th August) and will be touring the UK later this year.

Forthcoming live dates are below:

SEPTEMBER
01 End of The Road, Dorset
01 In The Woods, Kent
04 Mallorca Rocks
05 Ibiza Rocks
07 Bestival, Isle of Wight

OCTOBER
27 RNCM, Manchester (matinee)
27 RNCM, Manchester (evening)
28 Leeds Cockpit
29 Oran Mor, Glasgow
30 Waterfront, Norwich
31 Academy 2, Birmingham

NOVEMBER
02 Oxford O2 Academy
03 Bristol Trinity
04 Brighton Concorde 2
05 London Electric Ballroom

JANUARY (2013)
18 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
19 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

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