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London Grammar

London Grammar is the name of the latest buzz band out of England. They released they debut album in North America on Tuesday and play a sold out show at the Phoenix on Monday, April 7. The band's lead singer, Hannah Reid, has a voice that envelops you and stops you in your tracks. Her range and intonation are outstanding and her big voice is the star of the band's CD which is titled "If You Wait". It perfectly complements the group's electronica-flavoured sound that's built from piano, guitar and subtle percussion. "Hey Now" is the name of the track that we played at the beginning of today's segment and the song that made everyone take notice of them. London Grammar is Hannah Reid, Dot Major and Dan Rothman. They began playing together at Nottingham University and say they had no intention of pursuing a career in music. The trio - all of whom are in their early 20s - were signed to a small label immediately after finishing university in 2012 and their debut album was released in the UK last year. With very little press, it went straight to number 2 in the charts and has sold more than 250,000 copies in England. It was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize, the band was also nominated as Best Breakthrough Act at The Brit Awards. They've opened for Coldplay and just played four nights at the huge South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. One review described their show as "an experience that transcends the boundaries of any one genre. Their music sends your mind into a flurry of bubbling emotions and old memories. It's \an experience no album could ever recreate".

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