London Grammar perform in The Current studio

  1. Listen London Grammar perform in The Current studio

    Apr 10, 2014

Recently named Best British Breakthrough act at the Brit Awards, London Grammar have enjoyed a meteoric rise that has carried them through a series of sold-out shows on only their second North American tour to date.

In town to play a sold-out show at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, the ambient-pop trio stopped in to The Current's studio to play some songs off their debut full-length, If You Wait, and to chat with Jill Riley.

The amiable group — Hannah Reid, Dan Rothman and Dominic "Dot" Major — described their origins at Nottingham University, what it was like to attend the Brit Awards and to see some of their heroes up close, where they've either displayed or stashed their platinum-record plaques, and how they amuse themselves on the road by turning their easy-going tour manager, Andy Sweeney, into a sort of human Jenga.

London Grammar's success has also led to a number of gigs on American late-night television, including The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and just this past Tuesday, Late Show with David Letterman. Listen to the complete interview to hear the band members tell Jill about their reverence for these late-night programs and what it's like to perform on them.

Songs Performed

"Hey Now"
"Interlude"
"Strong"
All songs off London Grammar's 2013 release, If You Wait, out on Ministry of Sound.

Hosted by Jill Riley
Produced by Jade
Engineered by Michael DeMark and Cameron Wiley

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  • London Grammar's Hannah Reid
    London Grammar's Hannah Reid (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • London Grammar's Dot Major and Hannah Reid in The Current studio.
    London Grammar's Dot Major and Hannah Reid in The Current studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • London Grammar's Dominic
    London Grammar's Dominic "Dot" Major (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • London Grammar's Dan Rothman in The Current's studio
    London Grammar's Dan Rothman in The Current's studio (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • London Grammar perform in The Current studio
    London Grammar perform in The Current studio (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • London Grammar's Dot Major in The Current's studio
    London Grammar's Dot Major in The Current's studio (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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