London Grammar

Elusive trio London Grammar are ahead of the pack when it comes to delivering credible pop tunes with that serious playback factor. Akin to 2013’s breakthrough acts AlunaGeorge, John Newman and Disclosure, their music feels authentic, individual and very now. Hitting the sweet spot between The xx, Florence Welch and Jessie Ware, they caught the charts off-guard earlier this month with their debut album If You Wait. It became the week’s second highest new entry, going in at number two and further raising the band’s stock.

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 23 Sep 2013
  • min read
Elusive trio London Grammar are ahead of the pack when it comes to delivering credible pop tunes with that serious playback factor. Akin to 2013’s breakthrough acts AlunaGeorge, John Newman and Disclosure, their music feels authentic, individual and very now.

Seemingly appearing out of nowhere, Dan Rothman, Dot Major and Hannah Reid actually met back in 2009 while at university in Nottingham where they began playing acoustic covers of the songs they loved from the likes of The Doors and Florence + the Machine.

Over the last 18 months they’ve been busy formulating their own brand of dark electronic pop away from the clamour of the capital’s music industry. After just a clutch of gigs to showcase their own material, they were snapped up by dance music label Ministry and relocated to London.

The gloriously melancholic debut EP Wasting My Young Years heralded London Grammar's official arrival in May and has been backed up by Help Me Lose My Mind, the trio’s huge collaboration with hot producers Disclosure.

Hitting the sweet spot between The xx, Florence Welch and Jessie Ware, London Grammar caught the charts off-guard earlier this month with their debut album If You Wait. It became the week’s second highest new entry, going in at number two and further raising the band’s stock.

Currently on tour in the US, the threesome returns to the UK next month for a sold-out 10-date tour before heading to Europe.

Not ones to rest on their laurels, the band will embark on a headline tour of Britain early 2014, which will no doubt keep the momentum going well into the new year. For tickets, see http://www.londongrammar.com/live/