A real statement from the ever-creative trio...

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

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