London Grammar on Fallon

The silky, restrained British trio London Grammar walks a line between synthpop and R&B that suggests, say, the xx if they spent a year straight listening to nothing but Sade. (They also collaborated with Disclosure on “Help Me Lose My Mind,” which is reason enough to pay attention to them.) And as Americans learned last night, they are fully capable of bringing their smoky, glamorous gravity to the stage. The group made their American TV debut on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night. They played “Strong” and, as a web bonus, “Wasting My Young Years,” and both performances were the sort that you remember afterwards. Watch them below.

London Grammar’s album If You Wait is out now on Metal & Dust Recordings.

Comments (8)
  1. Great performances but that is one unfortunate screen grab.

  2. Nothing’s more disappointing than finding out that a vocalist doesn’t perform live nearly as well as on record. I’m very pleased that this isn’t the case with London Grammar; their album is great.

  3. Auto  |   Posted on Jan 14th +2

    This band doesn’t get nearly as much attention around these parts, they really are spectacular.

  4. Her voice is fucking spectacular but their music is a little zzzzzzzzz if you listen to more than a couple songs at a time. But “Help Me Lose My Mind” is a serious jam, just a touch more kinetic than what London Grammar serves up while still letting those immaculate vocals do the heavy lifting. Probably the most striking singer since Jessie Ware… guess they just grow on trees in Britain.

  5. Good performance, nothing denying how insane Hannah’s voice is. Check out the video for “Strong” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDwmeT70e5c

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