London Grammar will release their new single ‘Wasting My Young Years’ on 16th June, which follows their debut EP release ‘Metal & Dust’.
London Grammar are Hannah Reid, Dot Major and Dan Rothman who formed the band while at university together. After being holed up in the studio for most of 2012 working on their debut album, London Grammar dropped their first offering ‘Hey Now’ on their Soundcloud in December which has almost 370,000 plays to date.
The song garnered up a huge word of mouth buzz online and strong support at radio with plays from the likes of Zane Lowe (Next Hype), Phil Taggart & Alice Levine (ROTW), Huw Stephens, Rob Da Bank, Giles Peterson and Annie Mac to name a few. The title track of their EP ‘Metal & Dust’ was released in February, receiving its first play on Radio 1 as ‘Hottest Record’ on Zane Lowe’s show, before being added to the Radio 1 In New Music We Trust List.
‘Wasting My Young Years’ is an emotional and passionate track featuring an intricate piano hook and haunting vocals that lead into a beautiful and powerful chorus backed by escalating drums and guitars. ‘Wasting My Young Years’ received its first play on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show last night and can be listened to here.
London Grammar recently performed their first London headline show at a sold out Electrowerkz and will be performing a second sold out headline show at London Islington Assembly Hall on 15th May. Full live dates are as follows:
Sat 4th Leeds Live at Leeds
Wed 15th London Islington Assembly SOLD OUT
Thurs 16th Brighton St. Bartholomew @ The Great Escape
Fri 24th Manchester Dot to Dot
Sat 25th Bristol Dot to Dot
Sun 26th Nottingham Dot to Dot
Sat 8th Lochness Rockness
Sat 29th Pilton Glastonbury
Sun 21st Dublin Longitude Festival
Sat 27th Kendal Kendal Calling
Sun 28th Huntingdon Secret Garden Party
Fri 2nd Dorset Camp Bestival
Fri 9th Cornbury Wilderness Festival
Fri 6th Isle of Wight Bestival