alt-J have come a long way.
When Clash first clapped eyes on the trio, they were playing a West African community centre in Central London, but already their searing creativity was completely evident.
Since then, three wonderful albums have followed, with the latest - 'Relaxer' - rightly earning plaudits on these digital pages.
Heading to London's O2 Arena as part of the venue's 10th anniversary celebrations, alt-J set their sights on the stars, and they very nearly claimed them as their own...
Photography: Jamie MacMillan