With over 500 people in the queue in front of us, we arrived to the Troxy horrified we might miss the beginning of the show. Luckily we bumped in to some friends (of friends) and joined them at the front. The show started fashionably late at 9.30, so we had time to grab a beer before finding a spot.
London Grammar kicked off with ‘Hey Now’, which featured on their first official EP release back in February 2013, and one of the tracks that catapulted them in to fame. I don’t normally get emotional in these situations, but honestly if I’d been slightly sad about something I would have burst in to tears.
Their set was flawless, beginning to end. Hannah’s mind-blowing vocals are even better live and evoked chills on multiple occasions. I was fascinated by Dot’s ability to switch between instruments (keys, drums, synths), and the delivery of each was seamless. Dan had some impeccable guitar riffs, particularly when Hannah was off ‘steaming her voice’ and changing her shoes!
They were filming their music video for future single ‘Sights’ – I’m looking forward to seeing the outcome as it was an epic performance. Unfortunately we missed Dan Croll who was the support act, I’m gutted because I would’ve loved to have seen him. (My train was cancelled – due to “unsafe track”. Cheers FGW.)
Here’s a little clip of the set, and their dreamy performance of ‘If You Wait’: