Live Video: London Grammar

photo by Dave Lichterman (view set)

Considering all of the terrific live sessions Cheryl Waters is witness to in the KEXP live room, it’s rare she’d be knocked speechless after a first song. But clearly London Grammar has learned from the best. Through the moody atmospherics of guitarist Dan Rothman and keyboardist Dot Major and the smoky soulful voice of Hannah Reid, the young UK trio is already drawing strong comparisons to contemporaries like Daughter, the xx, and Florence Welch. In studio, their emotive power was undeniable. Starting with with “Hey Now”, a song released somewhat mysteriously late last year and now one of the band’s early hits, Reid, Rothman and Major collectively build each song into a slow burn, like fanning smoldering embers. “Strong”, a favorite among KEXP listeners, soars gloriously, and the contemplative “Interlude” drifts off gently and forlornly. It’s easy to see (and feel) why London Grammar are quickly turning the heads of all who hear them worldwide. Watch their entire KEXP in-studio session here… and be carried away…

Full Performance:

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6 Comments

  1. Jav
    Posted November 13, 2013 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    Totally loved the performance!!

  2. Randall
    Posted November 13, 2013 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    They are SO GOOD.

  3. Gordon MacKay
    Posted November 16, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Truly Outstanding and terrific video Thanks!!!

  4. Heather Halak
    Posted December 8, 2013 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    Check out their performance of their song “Strong”, soo good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDwmeT70e5c

  5. Ross CMR
    Posted January 19, 2014 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Haha look at their instagram account http://instagram.com/londongrammar
    Looks like they know how to have some fun

  6. Emyc
    Posted January 21, 2014 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    Cannot wait to see them in Seattle 3/29 !!!!!

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