Mercury Prize winners indie quartet Alt-J, which met at Leeds University in 2007, promised to celebrate in very un-rock 'n' roll style - by taking their parents out for dinner.
The group looked stunned as they collected the award - despite being the bookies' favourites as the ceremony got under way.
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