Future Stars: London Grammar (Metal & Dust Recordings)

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London Grammar are one of the most talked-about new indie acts of the moment, with many comparisons to The XX. Like The XX, they do little for me. Pleasant but irrelevant. I do like lead singer Hannah's lovely, versatile voice, which reminds me of Claire Maguire on Hey Now and Florence or Birdy on Wasting My Young Years. But the problem is, I'm just left imagining how well her vocals might complement a more interesting tune. London Grammar are an attractive trio and clearly well connected, as they feature on Disclosure's new album, so I expect to hear a lot more of them in the year ahead, but I suspect my first voluntary listen to their music will also be my last.

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