It may have taken Britain’s biggest arena to draw out the uninhibited beauty of This Is All Yours, but Alt-J’s timing couldn’t be more perfect. Rather serendipitously, the band will return to the O2 in exactly one month’s time in the hope of winning two Brit Awards. And, after missing out in 2013, their chances certainly seem stronger this time around.
Indeed, Alt-J have come a long way from playing gigs in their front room in Leeds, but they’re every bit as eccentric as they were in their early years. The only difference now is that they’ve honed their fidgetiness into finesse.