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by Nathan Howard (subscribe)
Nathan Howard. I'm a second year student living in London. I like to share my experiences with other's to inform them on London and what it has to offer!
Concert London Music Band Indie Pop City Song Dance
O2 Academy, Brixton

With their recent album of 2017 'Truth is a Beautiful Thing'- Indie pop group band London Grammar take their career and music to new heights in an album which is based upon 'dreams' or 'dream-like states'.

With some of their most popular songs including 'Oh Woman, Oh Man' and 'Rooting for You'. Their success story in music making has stemmed from their platinum-selling debut 'If You Wait'- from where it all began in 2013.

Concert London Music Band Indie Pop City Song Dance
O2 Academy, Brixton

Hannah, the lead singer of the band trio, writes the majority of their lyrics, with no doubt, much contribution from Dot and Dan, the other two members, known for their impeccable acoustic and drumming skills.

Despite the band's worldwide recognition, their tours usually consist of small, intimate venues where the atmosphere is far more intimate and special. Playing in Brixton at the O2 Academy, I got to see for myself just how talented a band they were. Thanks to a smaller venue compared to some major pop singers, we weren't queuing for more than a couple hours before we were inside, eagerly waiting for the appearance of our favourite band.

Concert London Music Band Indie Pop City Song Dance
O2 Academy, Brixton

Tickets were 65 and the show lasted approximately an hour and a half long - which is fairly reasonable given the recent success and attention of the band. Pausing between songs, there was a heartfelt and informal chat with the band, but mainly Hannah, who always takes the time to greet and chat with her fans. In terms, of their presence on the stage, it's clear the attention is on vocals and instrumentals as opposed to 'performing' or entertainment factors.

Concert London Music Band Indie Pop City Song Dance
Hannah Reid, Lead singer of band trio London Grammar

Lights of different colours beamed across their faces as much as the crowds, and a backdrop screen showed basic images of various 'figures' and shapes, abstract shapes that moved with a stop-motion effect. Despite no dancing on stage, one can predict a much quiet and sentimental feel to their song given the nature of them. Overall, the performance was incredible, but my opinion can be considered biased since I'm a dedicated fan.

If you're intrigued by their music, or like me, want to see them live, you can visit their website at Here you'll find information regarding tour dates, any upcoming music and even merchandise.
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