The WKBL set, and the interval that followed, saw the BIF venue fill out properly as Alt-J
's team of gnome-like technicians ensured all the plugs, switches and buttons were in the proper alignment.
Elliott: Have you ever been a fan of Alt-J
emerged to a hero welcome as a circular lamp, suspended overhead, lit up the hall in time with Hunger's pulse-like electro heartbeat.
Like Scottish forebears The Beta Band, Alt-J
have perfected the art of incorporating huge numbers of elements into their music without the overall sound appearing cluttered.
Fitzpleasure - Alt-J
Ill Manors - Plan B Pelican - The Maccabees !
Gruelling commercial commitments have taken their toll however, and Alt-J
now stand as a trio (barring live shows) after bassist Gwil Sainsbury left the band last January.
The big award of the night at next month's awards - best album - will be fought between Sande's Our Version Of Events, Alt-J
's An Awesome Wave, the Mumford release Babel and Plan B's Ill Manors.
'S set, a rather demonic and broody set of minimal, sad indie proved the perfect amuse bouche for the main course ahead.
's return to Glastonbury this weekend, combined with the launch of their brilliant third album Relaxer, will surely see their star soar even higher.
It's eerie, rhythmic, sensuous and oddly addictive - the effortless cool of The xx mixed with Alt-J
's wilful opaquness - and it doesn't need a genre tag to hold it together.
Verdict: KATY HAL Alt-J
02 ACADEMY WE'VE really made it.
headline The Other Stage, Glastonbury, June 24 at 10.30pm