The video was unveiled earlier this week.
British three-piece London Grammar have just unveiled a stunning video for their latest single 'Big Picture'; the second release from their hugely anticipated forthcoming sophomore album which is yet to be named. Plus, you'll be able to catch them live on the festival circuit this summer where they'll no doubt unleash some other new gems.
London Grammar release new single 'Big Picture'
Directed by Sophie Muller, the new video shows the band members performing in a glorious desert between glimpses of a starry sky and a moonlit landscape, with an overlay of northern lights and galactical imagery. Mercury Prize nominated electronic artist Jon Hopkins (who has previously worked alongside Brian Eno, Coldplay and David Holmes) helped produce 'Big Picture', an ambient number which was released yesterday (February 1st 2017).
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The trip-hop trio were the stars of the Ivor Novellos, after having being ignored at the Mercury Music Prize.
London Grammar lead the honours at last night's 59th annual Ivor Novello awards in London. The trip-hop trio, Dominic Major, Hannah Reid and Daniel Rothman, won Best Song Musically and Lyrically for their track 'Strong.' The award was significant for the band, who met each other at Nottingham University, because it demonstrates a change of fortune when compared to them being ignored at the Mercury Music Prize.
London Grammar Proved Their Worth At The 59th Ivor Novello Awards.
Speaking before the show, vocalist Reid said of the awards: "It feels really good because it's a songwriter's award and that's why we do what we do, it's a little more chilled than the BRITs as well, it's great."
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London Grammar are up for a prestigious Ivor Novello
Last year, the bookies had London Grammar as the 6/4 massive favourites to win the Mercury Music Prize, even before the nominations had been announced. And so it raised a few eyebrows when the London group's album If You Wait was left off the shortlist completely.
The band failed to hide their obvious disappointment when we quizzed them on the snub at Festival No.6.
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Bastille won the BRIT for Best Breakthrough Act, but should London Grammar have taken home the gong?
Bastille may have walked away with the BRIT Award for Best British Breakthrough Act, but were they the most deserving winners of the gong? Their 2013 debut album ‘Bad Blood’ did reach number one in the UK music chart, but so did Eughan Quigg’s self-titled album in 2009. We’re definitely joking here, Bastille is in no way comparable to Eughan (no disrespect, Eughan), but number ones have been misleading indicators of quality music in the past!
Bastille brought home the BRIT at last Wednesday's awards
Bastille have produced some catchy and very popular tracks over the past couple of years and are certainly owed some recognition for this. They’re talented musicians who we envisage having the long lifeline of super band, Arctic Monkeys, especially since ‘Bad Blood’ has returned to the number one spot since their BRIT win. The problem is the deflated feeling we’ve had since they bagged the award. Not because Bastille didn‘t deserve to win, but because there was another act in the running who really blew us away in 2013.
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I was searching for a word, something to give a little more meaning to London Grammar's music. On the one hand, it seems obvious to focus on their approach to song writing, a process during which they seem to have the conviction of devout minimalists. On the other, they make a platform for singer Hannah Reid with such assured subtlety that through her vocal projections you cannot stop yourself from thinking of the likes of Florence Welch and Lana Del Rey, stars in the wilder mould who both thrive on sensory overload. As ever, I'm left reflecting that the answer is more complex than something a few letters can adequately summarise.
Whatever that quality is, it's working. In a little over 18 months, the trio have gone from speculatively posting songs on YouTube to signing with a major label on which their debut album 'If You Wait' narrowly missed topping the charts. All this isn't too shabby in an era where breaking through the minefield of desperate established artists frequently defeats the worthy and interesting, and tonight's gig has been sold out for months, underlining their arrival in the XX's neighbourhood.
In many ways, The Cockpit, with its 400-ish capacity and permanent dinginess (Sorry guys), is the perfect venue to see the band in, especially given that a follow up series of dates for early next year has already installed them in the pasteurised, sub-hanger next level up places. Why? Because if you've heard their music, you'll know it's rooted in the crepuscular twilight which exists at the three o' clock in all of us. Reid arrives on stage dressed like she's about to move flats, but the moment that her smoky lung bursts hit the room, the audience are appreciably spellbound. Beside her, cohorts Dan Rothman and Dot Major wisely let those soaring pipes be the centre of attention and, after about 20 seconds of opener 'Hey Now', the whole thing clicks together with the effortlessness of people recognising that their time is soon to come.
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The first names for SXSW have been released.
The South by Southwest Music Festival has released its first list of artists for the 2014 festival, notably the New Orleans rapper Vockah Redu, indie-trio London Grammar, Drenge, the Texas country singer Rodney Crowell and Swedish rock band INVSN.
The first batch comprises of 183 acts from 27 countries that will play in downtown Austin in the spring. Last year, more than 25,000 people saw 2,278 acts at the six-day festival and music conference.
INVSN is perhaps the most interesting act from the first announcement. Featuring Refused and International Noise Conspiracy frontman Dennis Lyxzen, the band are currently on a U.S tour promoting their self-titled debut album.
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London Grammar missed out on a Mercury nomination.
A strange thing happened last month. While most of the music press were speculation on whether David Bowie, Disclosure and Arctic Monkeys would be nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, the bookmakers had cut indie pop trio London Grammar - comprising of Hannah Reid, Dot Major and Dan Rothman - to 6/4 favourites to WIN the whole thing.
It was an odd market move. Someone, somewhere had gambled on the newly formed group though it was a gamble that would ultimately fail. When the nominations were announced days later, London Grammar's debut album If You Wait was nowhere to be seen.
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One of the music industry's biggest breakthrough success stories this year has been the rise of London Grammar. The capital based trio, initially formed at Nottingham University in 2009, have released one of 2013's most astonishing debuts in the shape of 'If You Wait'.
Comprised of Hannah Reid (vocals), Dot Major (keyboards, drums) and Dan Rothman (guitars), their stylish collision of ambient beats, folk infused melodies and soulful vocals have drawn comparisons with artists ranging from The xx and Lana Del Rey to Everything But The Girl and Judie Tzuke.
Having wowed audiences at numerous festivals throughout the summer, Contactmusic caught up with the band post-set at Festival No. 6 in Portmeirion.
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'AM" shot straight to the top of the album charts after shifting more than 157,000 units in it's first week
The Arctic Monkeys have done it again! Their fifth album to date has entered the chart at number one after a strong week of sales since last week's release, with AM racking up more than 157,000 in sold units in only a few days. What's more, the band have made history by being the first indie band to achieve the feat of earning five No. 1 albums back-to-back, making the feat all the more impressive.
The Arctics have assumed their place among rock royalty
AM, which was released via Domino Record on Monday, 9 September, is now the second most successful album of 2013 in terms of units sold in the first week. It sits behind only Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, which sold more than 165,000 copies during its first week of release in May, according to the Official Charts Company. The Sheffield band's fifth number one entry is also frontman Alex Turner's sixth number one entry, after his cinematic side project The Last Shadow Puppets topped the charts at the first time of asking with 2008's The Age of the Understatement.
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London Grammar are yet to comment on Radio 1's weird tweet.
If for some reason you were still searching for that reason to stop listening to Radio 1, than the good people at the BBC have just handed it to you on a plate.
The station has apologised for a tweet asking listeners if they thought London Grammar front-woman Hannah Reid is "fit."
Officials at Radio 1 deleted the original message after it was retweeted hundreds of times and received a wave of criticism and ridicule.
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