Check ‘Em Out: London Grammar


“London Grammar account for every slippery string, vocal echo, ultrasound heartbeat, and wordless, holy vocal peal on “Metal and Dust,” the second in a so-far immaculate collection.”–Pitchfork

“The title track of their debut EP, Metal & Dust, features backing so tasteful it cries out to be defaced, while the Unfinished Sympathy breakbeat further enhances the sense of early-90’s déjà vu.” – The Guardian

London Grammar are now officially 2-for-2, with this dusky, sumptuous new single [Metal & Dust] emerging from the mysterious LDN group.” – Gorilla vs. Bear

London Grammar is Hannah Reid, Dot Major and Dan Rothman, who formed the band while attending university together. After spending most of 2012 in the studio working on their debut album, London Grammar revealed their first single, “Hey Now,” on their Soundcloud in December. “Hey Now” has hit almost 370,000 plays to date, while total Soundcloud plays are now over 1.5 million.

The Metal & Dust EP will come out in America on June 25th via Columbia Records. The EP will include their latest UK single “Wasting My Young Years” as well as “Hey Now,” “Metal & Dust” and a Dot Major remix of “Hey Now.”  “Wasting My Young Years” is an emotional and passionate track featuring an intricate piano hook and haunting vocals that lead into a beautiful and powerful chorus backed by escalating drums and guitars. The “Wasting My Young Years” official music video, directed by BISON, can be viewed below, and you can see a gorgeous live rendition at The Guardian HERE.

The London trio will play Glastonbury and various other festivals in the UK this summer, following two sold out headline shows at London’s Electrowerkz and Islington Assembly Hall. The band should be making their way to the states in the near future. London Grammar is also featured on the Disclosure album track “Help Me Lose My Mind”.


London Grammar – Metal & Dust EP (out 6/25 on Columbia Records)
01.  Metal & Dust
02.  Hey Now
03.  Wasting My Young Years
04.  Hey Now (Dot Major Remix)

Download: London Grammar – “Hey Now” (Dot Major Remix)

Listen: London Grammar – “Metal & Dust”

ListenLondon Grammar – Wasting My Young Years (Kids of the Apocalypse Remix) (this one is my FAVORITE, been listening to it repeatedly for 2 weeks!)

London Grammar Tour Dates:

Sat 6/22: London @ Night + Day, Hatfield (festival curated by The XX)
Sat 6/29: Pilton @ Glastonbury
Thurs 7/4: London @ Soho House
Fri 7/5: Winchester @ Blissfields
Sat 7/13: Warlingham @ Leefest
Fri 7/19: Grafenhainichen @ Melt
Sun 7/21: Dublin @ Longitude Festival
Sat 7/27: Kendal @ Kendal Calling
Sun 7/28: Huntingdon @ Secret Garden Party
Fri 8/2: Dorset @ Camp Bestival
Sun 8/4: Standon @ Standon Calling
Wed 8/7: Ibiza @ Ibiza Rocks
Fri 8/9: Cornbury @ Wilderness Festival
Sat 8/24: Katowice @ Tauron Nows Muzyka
Fri  9/6: Isle of Wight @ Bestival
Tues 10/15: Norwich @ Norwich Open
Wed 10/16: Brighton @ Brighton Haunt
Fri 10/18: Brixton @ Brixton Electric
Sat 10/19: Oxford @ Oxford Gathering
Sun 10/20: Bristol @ Bristol The Fleece
Tues 10/22: Nottingham @ Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Wed 10/23: Birmingham @ Birmingham Academy 3
Thurs 10/24: Leeds @ Leeds Cockpit
Sat 10/26: Manchester @ Manchester Soundcontrol
Sun 10/27: Glasgow @ Glasgow Broadcast
Mon 10/28: Newcastle @ Newcastle Cluny


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