Alt-J - “Fitzpleasure”
Looking back at 2012, one of the surprises of the year was a new band out of Leeds University, Alt-J. This year, they released their very unique debut album, An Awesome Wave, which won the Mercury Prize! They follow a few big names that won the Prize for their debut albums, namely The xx and the Arctic Monkeys. They definitely don’t sound like anything else I’ve heard, which is probably why critics are giving them their own genre, dubbing them ‘folk-step’.