London Grammar today release new single ‘Non Believer’, from their number 1 album Truth Is A Beautiful Thing. This, the band’s second album debuted in the top spot on release and has now
spent five weeks in the top 10, selling almost 80,000 copies.
It’s been a busy summer for the band who have played a slew of festivals including Glastonbury and TRSMT with the Montreaux Jazz Festival, Lollapalooza, Flow and host more still to come ahead of their own sold out headline tour which kicks off in October.
Produced by Paul Epworth, ‘Non Believer’ is the fourth single to be taken from the new album.
Truth Is A Beautiful Thing follows London Grammar’s debut album If You Wait which was released in 2013 and went on to sell over two million copies internationally. The band went on to win a prestigious Ivor Novello Award for ‘Strong’, two AIM Independent Music awards (Independent Breakthrough of The Year; PPL Award For Most Played New Independent Act) and receiving a Brit Award nomination (British Breakthrough Act).
The acclaimed British trio have unveiled THREE new videos in the lead up to their highly anticipated sophomore album “Truth Is A beautiful Thing” which drops this Friday via Columbia Records. A special live video of “Hell To The Liars,
The two videos for Oh Woman Oh Man were directed by iconic British director Tony Kaye, best known for his film American History X and his Grammy Award winning music
videos for artists including Red Hot Chili Peppers and Johnny Cash, and stars award winning actor Tye Sheridan.
“Hell To The Liars” -- produced by London Grammar and Paul Epworth -- is the fifth track to be released from the album, following “Oh Woman Oh Man” back in April. The song was recently given new life thanks to a remix EP featuring club reworks from dance music masters Tiga, DC Breaks and MK. Listen to the MK Remix HERE.
In addition to Epworth, the band’s forthcoming LP Truth Is A Beautiful Thing features production from Mercury nominated Jon Hopkins (Coldplay, Brian Eno, King Creosote) and Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Beck) as well as Tim Bran and Roy Kerr who also worked on the band’s debut, If You Wait. All album pre-orders include “Hell To The Liars,” as well as previous releases “Oh Woman Oh Man,” “Truth Is A Beautiful Thing,” “Rooting For You” and “Big Picture.” Standard and deluxe versions of the album will be available digitally. The album will also be available on vinyl.
London Grammar, today announce a full UK tour commencing this October in Leeds.
See London Grammar on tour in October:
Wednesday October 18, 02 Academy Leeds
Friday October 20, 02 Apollo Manchester
Saturday October 21, Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
Monday October 23, 02 Academy Birmingham
Thursday October 26, Rock City Nottingham
Friday October 27, Colston Hall Bristol
Sunday October 29, City Hall Newcastle
The tour will follow the release of the trio’s brand new album, Truth Is A Beautiful Thing on June 9 and a huge summer of festivals including Radio 1 Big Weekend, Glastonbury, TRSMT and Lollapalooza to name a few.
The band’s recent intimate tour sold out in a matter of minutes and received an overwhelming reaction from media and fans alike
Pre-order the new album Truth Is A beautiful Thing from the Official Store by 4pm on Monday 15th May for early access to tickets.
Advanced ticket sale then opens on Tuesday 16th May at 10am (BST).
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London Grammar burst onto the UK music scene in 2013. They would go on to sell over two million copies of their debut album, If You Wait. And, in the process, Hannah Reid (vocals), Dan
Rothman (guitars) and Dot Major (drums, electronics) collected an Ivor Novello, two AIM Awards, a Brit nomination and the iTunes’ Album Of The Year honour.
From a standing start – three students at Nottingham University get together, muck around writing and playing, discover they have an alchemical gift for melodic and sonic gold; play pub gig in Camden in December 2010; sign to Ministry Of Sound; record DIY album in Rothman’s family’s garage – London Grammar and their music took off at bewildering speed.
The trio’s intoxicating mix of soulful electronics, techno-folk and Reid’s stop-you-in-your-tracks vocals was bewitching on record, and stunning on stage – and beyond: the band often had a good foot on the dancefloor, as most obviously evidenced on Reid’s collaboration with Disclosure on the DJ/producer duo’s track Help Me Lose My Mind. And London Grammar became global Grammar: If You Waittravelled everywhere.
Eventually, in spring 2015, after 30 months’ work, London Grammar got to go home. These tight friends had some time apart, but not much. The old itch came back quickly. But they didn’t rush, and they didn’t plot. They’d do it their way.
In part this meant returning to first principles. While they couldn’t again lock themselves away in Rothman’s family garage, they could go back to their roots: three natural musicians, writing and playing together in simple, uncluttered environments, conjuring fresh musical ideas in privacy, and at their own pace. Dreaming it up from scratch, like a brand new band fired up by everything they’d experienced over the preceding three years.
In a gap in touring they’d already had one studio session, providing a cornerstone for what would become their second album, Truth Is A Beautiful Thing. In London’s Metropolis in January 2015 Reid played the boys a song she’d written “in the shower, basically completely a capella. It started on tour then I finished it at home.”
The sparse, spine-tingling Rooting For You was almost a done deal from the off. “The demo we did was super basic,” notes Rothman. “And then the recording was simple too," adds Major. “It didn’t need much done to it.”
In the end, what little production there was came courtesy of Paul Epworth, the Oscar-winning but alternative-minded producer of everyone from Florence & The Machine to Adele. Congregating in his beautiful north London studio The Church, his involvement spurred on London Grammar’s creativity, loosening them up, opening them up. In the lovely sub-cardiac rumble at the end of Rooting For You, for which they partly credit Epworth, you can hear his studio and his vision. Bones Of Ribbon, a soaring, surging anthem-in-waiting that was entirely written at The Church, is another glorious result of this fruitful producer/artist/studio partnership, as is Hell To The Liars. The latter is a strings-laden epic that promises, live, to be a proper moment. Like Rooting For You, it comes coloured by the genius of 32 orchestral players, recorded by the band in Prague.
After the surprise appearance of Rooting For You at New Year, follow-up single Big Picture was produced by friend and Mercury-nominee Jon Hopkins (Brian Eno, King Creosote). “It’s happy sad,” suggests Reid. “Uplifting,” counters Major. “Jon took a lot of Hannah’s vocals and Dan’s guitars and some of the production work and made it big and widescreen and awesome, basically.” Rothman’s take is more acute, simpler: “It’s one of the best things we’ve done.”
Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, on the other side of the recording experience, London Grammar wrote two songs, Everyone Else and Leave The War With Me, in Los Angeles with Greg Kurstin, the “genius” most commonly known for crafting pop hits for the likes of Sia among a raft of others.
“It really felt that we were just hanging out, jamming in his basement,” says Rothman. “Greg is so sympathetic,” enthuses Reid. “Whoever he’s working with, he lets them shine. He challenges you but in a hugely creative way. He became like a fourth member for a few days. So exciting.”
Other standouts are the heavy, beautiful Oh Woman Oh Man and the album’s title track.
“Truth Is A Beautiful Thing is really similar to If You Wait – it just came out in half an hour,” says Reid of her devastating piano ballad. “I didn’t necessarily know what it was about, it was just pure self-expression. Maybe [it’s about] everything we’ve been though as a band. We share the same experience, more than we realised. Other personal stuff is in there too. And, like a couple of the other songs, it’s about perspective – you lose all perspective if you’re isolated, in whatever experience, not just touring.”
Forget all the awards and the huge worldwide sales. London Grammar are still that band of friends in the garage, doing what comes naturally, and doing what they love.
British trio London Grammar has announced the release of a new album track, “Oh Woman Oh Man,” which is available today across all platforms including a special Vinyl LP package. The song is featured on the band’s sophomore album Truth Is A Beautiful Thing, which will be released June 9 and is available for pre-order today HERE. Fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant download of “Oh Woman Oh Man,” along with previously released tracks “Rooting For You” and “Big Picture.” Standard and deluxe versions of the album will be available digitally. See full track lists below.
“Oh Woman Oh Man” was produced by Oscar-winning songsmith Paul Epworth (Adele, Florence & The Machine, Bloc Party). It’s the fourth track to be released from the album and
follows last month’s reveal of the title track (watch the lyric video HERE) as well as “Rooting For You” and lead single “Big Picture.” As with their debut album If You Wait, this
album was written by Hannah, Dot and Dan who poured their experiences from 30 months on the road into the new material.
In addition to Epworth, Truth Is A Beautiful Thing features production from Mercury nominated Jon Hopkins (Coldplay, Brian Eno, King Creosote) and Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Beck) as well as Tim Bran(La Roux, The Verve) and Roy Kerr (Birdy, James) who also worked on the band’s debut, If You Wait.
Following two sold out shows earlier this year in Los Angeles and New York, London Grammar return to North America this summer, appearing at both the Osheaga Festival in Montreal and at Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago. For a list of all forthcoming live dates, please visit www.londongrammar.com.
Winning a prestigious Ivor Novello Award for “Strong,” two AIM Independent Music awards (Independent Breakthrough of The Year; PPL Award For Most Played New Independent Act) and receiving a Brit Award nomination (British Breakthrough Act), London Grammar’s debut album, If You Wait has sold almost two million copies internationally.
1. "Rooting for You"
2. "Big Picture"
3. "Wild Eyed"
4. "Oh Woman Oh Man"
5. "Hell to the Liars”
6. "Everyone Else"
7. "Non Believer"
8. "Bones of Ribbon"
9. "Who Am I"
10. "Leave the War with Me"
11. "Truth Is a Beautiful Thing"
12. “What a Day”
13. “Different Breeds”
15. “Trials” (Demo)
16. “May the Best” (Church Mix)
17. “Rooting For You” (Demo)
18. “Bitter Sweet Symphony” (Live at Maida Vale Studios)
Today London Grammar announce the release of their highly anticipated second album, “Truth Is A Beautiful Thing" on June 9 via Metal &
Dust/Columbia Records. Additionally, the title track is available now via all DSPs. Listen to “Truth Is A Beautiful Thing” HERE.
In other news, the band will be returning to North America this summer with a live performance at Chicago’s annual Lollapalooza Festival. The band will be gracing the stage on Sunday, August 6th. Earlier this year, the band released new tracks “Rooting For You” and “Big Picture” and performed new material to a sold-out crowd in both Los Angeles and New York City.
As with their debut If You Wait, this album was written almost exclusively by Hannah, Dot and Dan who poured their experiences from thirty months on the road into the new material.
The trio went on to work with the likes of Oscar winning producer Paul Epworth (Florence & The Machine, Bloc Party), Mercury nominated Jon Hopkins (Brian Eno, King Creosote) and LA based Greg Kurstin (Sia, Beck) as well as Tim Bran and Roy Kerr who also worked on their debut If You Wait.
Winning a prestigious Ivor Novello Award for “Strong,” two AIM Independent Music awards (Independent Breakthrough of The Year; PPL Award For Most Played New Independent Act) and receiving a Brit Award nomination (British Breakthrough Act), London Grammar’s debut album, If You Wait has sold almost 2 million copies internationally.
The band will play intimate one off shows in Glasgow, Birmingham and Hackney Round Chapel in London, the venue where they filmed the recent ‘Rooting For You ‘ video.
For a chance to purchase tickets fans are asked to signup via our link before Thursday morning (March 23) with all tickets sold via the website this Friday (March 24) at 10.00am.
See London Grammar live:
Monday April 3 Oran Mor, Glasgow
Tuesday April 4 Town Hall, Birmingham
Thursday April 6 Hackney Round Chapel, London
The UK dates follow recent shows at LA’s iconic Hollywood Cemetery and New York’s Good Room and an appearance on James Corden’s Late Late Show.
The band’s current single Big Picture was produced by acclaimed British musician Jon Hopkins (Brian Eno, King Creosote).
London Grammar have released their new single “Big Picture” via Metal & Dust/Ministry Of Sound/Columbia Records.
Produced by acclaimed British musician Jon Hopkins (Brian Eno, King Creosote), this immense, sweeping soundscape is the second track to be revealed by London Grammar this year.
The band (Hannah Reid, Dot Major and Dan Rothman) worked with renowned video director Sophie Muller (Coldplay, Beyonce) to create a widescreen visual concept, vivid enough to reflect the track itself. The result, a video unlike anything we’ve seen from the band before.
Watch the video for "Big Picture" HERE on Melographic
“Big Picture” follows on from the epic, “Rooting For You” which the trio dropped unexpectedly on New Year’s Day along with a performance video. Watch the video for "Rooting For You" below
London Grammar emerged in 2013 with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, If You Wait, and quickly went on to becoming one of the most exciting international breakthrough acts of recent times. Winning a prestigious Ivor Novello Award for their hit single ‘Strong’ and being nominated for aBRIT Award, the trio have since sold-out multiple headlining tours worldwide and have performed on high profile US TV shows such as ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, as well as the former NBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman back in 2014.
On New Years Day, British trio London Grammar released their spine-tingling new track and performance video for “Rooting For You.” “New Year, new music” the band simply stated on their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter from Australia where they had headlined on New Years Eve at the annual Falls Festival in Byron Bay.
“Rooting For You,” is the first piece of new music to come from the band since 2014 and is available worldwide now on all digital platforms. Their breathtaking new performance video — directed by BISON— is available via the bands website www.londongrammar.com and can also be viewed here.
London Grammar emerged in 2013 with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, If You Wait, and quickly went on to becoming one of the most exciting international breakthrough acts of recent times. Winning a prestigious Ivor Novello Award for their hit single ‘Strong’ and being nominated for a BRIT Award, the trio have since sold-out multiple headlining tours worldwide and have performed on high profile US TV shows such as ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, as well as the formerNBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman back in 2014.