Alt-J warmed up an unseasonably cool night at Starlight last night: photos and setlist

With assists from unseasonably comfortable weather and an exceptional lighting setup, Alt-J delivered a crowd-pleasing run of its three albums at Starlight last night. Each member was surrounded by 10-foot-tall LED light bars, which shimmered and flashed with patterns and drizzling beams of light, matching a series of broad LED panels behind the band. The moody effect was an ideal backdrop to the band’s pulsing, brooding (and often lyrically incomprehensible) music, which drew loving reactions from the 6,000-or-so audience members in attendance. Setlist below. 

Opener SOHN appropriately set the mood with Christopher Michael Taylor’s particularly melancholic, very British grooves. 





Setlist: 

3WW

Something Good

❦ (Ripe & Ruin)

Tessellate

Deadcrush

Nara

In Cold Blood

Dissolve Me

The Gospel of John Hurt

Bloodflood

Every Other Freckle

Matilda

Hit Me Like That Snare

Taro

Pleader

Fitzpleasure

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Intro (An Awesome Wave)

Left Hand Free

Breezeblocks