Mercury Prize winning indie favourites Alt-J are set to play the 20,000 capacity O2 Arena in what will be the biggest headline gig of their career to date. This O2 show was added after the band sold out their September tour and marks a further impressive step in the Leeds band’s transformation from unassuming indie newcomers into one of the UK’s biggest selling bands.
Alt-J were catapulted to fame when they won the 2012 Mercury Music Prize for their debut album ‘An Awesome Wave’, a record they crafted over the course of five years and recorded while still at University. The record showed off a distinct sound that combines catchy indie-pop with intricate trip-hop stylings and calls to mind influences like Jeff Buckley and Yeasayer. The much-anticipated follow up album, ‘This Is All Yours’, arrived in September to positive reviews and seems certain to feature heavily in their O2 set list.