London Grammar

The British girl group All Saints were one of many pop entities from that great late-’90s/early-’00s moment where big-money chartpop started incorporating all these weird, slick production ideas. Their song “Pure Shores,” a William Orbit-produced midtempo swirler from the soundtrack to The Beach, was a massive British hit and a great song. It’s largely forgotten now, but the slinky British synthpop/R&B trio London Grammar remembers it. During a recent visit to BBC’s Live Lounge, they tried out a soft, restrained cover of it, and it sounded great. Watch it, along with some unfortunate DJ hype, below.

London Grammar’s album If You Wait is out now on Metal & Dust Recordings. Now someone please convince Jessie Ware to cover “I Know Where It’s At.”

Comments (2)
  1. Yada, yada, yada! Are these the 90′s?

  2. The original is really good. Probably the only good thing to come out of “The Beach” (aside from Alex Garland writing screenplays).

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