Up and coming trio to play 11 shows in October
Andrew Trendell

13:24 28th May 2013

Hot up and coming new act London Grammar have announced a UK tour for October 2013.

Tickets for the nationwide jaunt go on sale tomorrow - full details are below.  

The critically-acclaimed trio created hype and buzz last year with ‘Hey Now’ on their Soundcloud, which has over 437,000 plays to date.

They have spent much of the last year hidden away in their studio working on their debut album, and are set for festival appearances this summer at Rockness, Glastonbury, Longitude, Kendal Calling, Secret Garden Party and Camp Bestival among others.

Following their stunning Metal & Dust EP, they recently released new track 'Wasting My Young Years' - watch the video below.

The dates for London Grammar's October tour are:
Tues 15th - Norwich, Open
Weds 16th  - Brighton, The Haunt
Fri 18th - London, Brixton Electric 
Sat 19th - Oxford Gathering
Sun 20th  - Bristol, The Fleece
Tues 22nd - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Weds 23rd  - Birmingham, The Academy 3
Thurs 24th - Leeds, The Cockpit
Sat 26th - Manchester, Soundcontrol
Sun 27th - Glasgow, Broadcast
Mon 28th - Newcastle, The Cluny

Tickets will be available for pre-sale on Wednesday 29th May and go on general sale on Friday 31st May 2013. For information visit Gigwise Gig Tickets. 

Below: London Grammar and more bands we should have tipped for 2013 success

  • London Grammar: This London trio have pretty much come out of nowhere in the last couple of months, yet have one of the most fully formed, awe inspiring sounds of the moment. London Grammar's perfect combination of precise instrumentation and powerhouse vocals has unsurprisingly lead to across the board praise for their Metal and Dust EP' and live shows alike.

  • Macklemore and Ryan Lewis: Until Daft Punk broke pretty much every chart record, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' 'Thrift Shop' was the biggest selling single of 2013 so far in the UK, with over 500,000 copies shifted in Britain alone (not bad for the duo's first release on a major label). Although the pair had all the makings of a one hit wonder, follow up single 'Can't Hold Us' seems to be doing just as well with championing from Radio 1 amongst others. These guys are here for the longhaul, and no one in Britain saw it coming.

  • Imagine Dragons: A testament to the power of advertising, Imagine Dragons have become a big name in the UK after their appearance on adverts for Xbox, Internet Explorer (and probably more Microsoft products) over the last few months. The Las Vegas four piece are much more than product-selling music though, and embrace a genuinely exciting mix of genres in their polished, chart ready sound.

  • Dan Croll: One of this summer's must see acts, Dan Croll has been taking festivals both here and across the pond by storm, making him one of this year's most exciting breakthrough acts. Finding the middle ground between folk and electronica, Croll presents a form of controlled chaos in his sound that evokes a sense of overwhelming unpredictability. Fit him into your festival itinerary this year.

  • Daughter: Like The XX's older, wiser siblings, Daughter capture the beauty that can be found in simplicity, with a vast, emotive sound that finds energy in all the right places. The buzz around the trio has been steadily building over the last few months, however a recent cover of Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' sent the hype machine into overload last month. Their debut album If You Leave has also received overwhelmingly positive reviews, and may be a dark horse for the Mercury Prize in November.

  • The Strypes: Aged between 14-16, this Irish four piece seem to inject new life into the sounds of the 60's/70's that inspired them. Seeing them in the flesh may make you question your life choices, but the buzz that has built around them over the last few months is due to much more than what their birth certificates say.

  • Jagwar Ma: If Tame Impala and Jagwar Ma are anything to go by, Australia seems to produce the best psychedelic rock in the world. The Sydney duo seem to exploit an immersive, almost hypnotic quality to their sound, playing catchy choruses off against montage worthy experimentation. After recently cancelling a UK tour, Jagwar Ma will hopefully be over here this summer to play a string of festivals.

  • Hot Natured: As deep house takes over the mainstream and infiltrates the charts, who is there better to lead the charge than a supergroup of acclaimed producers and DJs? Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Luca C and Ali Love make up Hot Natured, who seem to be taking the genre to new heights by incorporating a live band into proceedings. The collective's debut single 'Benediction' is already a sunset classic less than a year after release, and the forthcoming 'Reverse Skydiving' with Anabel Englund looks set to repeat that trend this year on a larger scale. Just watch this band soundtrack your summer.

  • The Lumineers: Another band who have recently seen UK fame from an advert (which seems to make us think we%u2019re incredibly easily led), The Lumineers have managed to capitalise on the Mumford and Sons audience with their sickly sweet folk that pretty much bleeds Americana. Breakthrough single 'Ho Hey' is infuriatingly catchy, and has ushered the Colorado group into the UK charts along with endless radio play. Prepare to hear this covered by anyone with an acoustic guitar this summer (whether you like it or not).

  • Chris Malinchak: Perhaps one of the most remarkable breakthroughs of this year so far has come from Chris Malinchak, due in no small part to championing from Radio 1. Everyone undeniably got behind 'So Good To Me' last month, embracing the summer we are so far yet to see, as the sun drenched slow burning anthem could even make an overcast car park in Blackpool seem like Ibiza for a minute. Anthem of the summer? Quite possibly.

  • Clean Bandit: The mix of classical and electronic music in Clean Bandit's sound is somewhat difficult to get used to at first, though one can't deny they are taking electronic music into interesting territories with their broad mix of styles. Although debut single 'A E' established the buzz, it was last month's 'Mozart%u2019s House' that set them apart from the crowd, thus making them the band on everyone's lips.

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