have joked that they're better than Radiohead
, saying that their first recordings are better than the Oxford band's early efforts.
Speaking to NME
, the Mercury nominated act, who are routinely called "the new Radiohead", said that when Radiohead first started out under the name On A Friday
they were "really f---ing bad
" and they're confident that their album "An Awesome Wave
" is better.
Talking about the comparisons, singer Joe Newman
said: "Have you heard their very first thing, when they were called On A Friday? It's really f---ing bad
." To which keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton
replied: "We're doing better than Radiohead!
Speaking about the his theory for why the bands get compared to one another so often, Unger-Hamilton added: "I suppose it's that we're vaguely clever and posh
Newman was more self-effacing, saying: "Our party line is that they've got a career and we've released one album. They've consistently released amazingly progressive ideas throughout each album. That's not something we should be compared to because we've only got one - our shelf life compared to them is a blink of an eye. They're a fantastic band that we all enjoy, so we've undoubtedly been influenced by them in some way. But to be compared to them is a bit premature
Alt-J were recently covered by Mumford and Sons
during the band's Radio 1 Live Lounge session. The folk band covering their track "Tesselate
", a favour Alt-J say they are keen to return at some point in the future.