Release date: May 2012
An Awesome Wave is the debut studio album by English indie rock quartet Alt-J (∆), released on May 25, 2012 through Infectious Music. The album debuted at number 19 on the UK Albums chart, selling 6,720 copies in its first week. After winning the the 2012 British Barclaycard Mercury Prize, the album reached a new peak position of number 13, selling 13,527 copies. On August 2, 2013, the album was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), denoting shipments in excess of 300,000 units in the UK.