British electronica/indie pop trio London Grammar have announced their return to the United States and Canada for a headline tour, kicking it off in Washington, DC at beginning of November.
Though based in London, the history of the band originates in Nottingham, UK, where vocalist Hannah Reid and guitarist Dan Rothman met during their first year of studies at university. After a brief meeting in a campus canteen, Rothman, in a bold move, messaged Reid over Facebook after he noticed she was holding a guitar in one of her photos. He asked her to collaborate, and she agreed. The duo were soon joined by Dominic “Dot” Major, keyboardist and percussionist.
In mid-2011, following the completion of their studies, Reid and Rothman, along with Major, moved south to London to pursue a career in music. With the release of “Hey Now” on YouTube in 2012, and the subsequent release of their 2013 EP Metal and Dust, the band began receiving much attention, including radio airplay. Their debut full-length album, If You Wait, has been, according to the Official Charts Company, one of the top-selling albums of 2013 in the UK.
London Grammar has developed a sound all their own, often described as being a mix of ambient, electronic, indie pop, and classical. In addition, Reid’s vocals, strong and hauntingly beautiful, are sure to leave a lasting impression on the listener.
Listen to “Sights” below.