Hotly-tipped trio talk about the future at Ibiza Rocks
Andrew Trendell

17:32 8th August 2013

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London Grammar have spoken out about their plans to be 'more experimental' with their new material, following the release of their upcoming debut album.

The hotly-tipped Gigwise favourites are set to release their debut LP, If You Wait, next month, but speaking backstage at Ibiza Rocks, the London trio told us about their ambitions to explore their sound. 

 "We're always writing new material but we haven't drawn a line under it in terms of what's going to happen with our album," said percussionist and synth-player Dot Major. "In terms of feeling, we're worried about how people might conceive it. The material is done now and old in a sense."

Singer Hannah Reid continued: "I'm looking forward to experimenting more and having more time and less pressure. Maybe there will be less pressure but it will be great to experiment."

Guitarist Dan Rothman added: "I think we'll do it a bit more independently or worry too much about it. Hopefully we'd have established a core fanbase and feel free to experiment without the concern of alienating people too much."

London Grammar live at Ibiza Rocks

Speaking about finding their own sound and fan base as they carve out their own identity, the band said that they'd found they had a very mixed audience following their collaboration with Disclosure on Settle track 'Help Me Lose My Mind.

"I think anyone who exists on a dance level can always make a huge impact because they can work on two levels - in the pop and chart world and in the club world, which we can never really translate into which is why we have remixes," said Dot.

Hannah went on: "I think our Disclosure track has taken on a life of its own. It has really helped us and opened our music up to a new audience."

Dot continued: " I think our fan base is likely to be a bit more mixed, agewise. I don't think my parents would listen to Disclosure and enjoy it as much as they would our music."

If You Wait will be released on 9 September. London Grammar's full tour dates are below. For information visit Gigwise gig tickets:

Aug 9 Wilderness Festival, Charlbury
Aug 25 Leeds Festival, Leeds
Sept 6 Bestival, Newport, Isle of Wight
Sept 13 Festival Number 6, Portmeirion
Oct 15 Open, Norwich
Oct 16 Concorde 2, Brighton
Oct 18 Electric Brixton, London
Oct 19 Gathering, Oxford
Oct 20 Anson Rooms, Bristol
Oct 22 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Oct 23 Academy 2, Birmingham
Oct 24 Cockpit, Leeds
Oct 26 Sound Control, Manchester
Oct 27 Oran Mor, Glasgow
Oct 28 Northumbria University, Newcastle
Nov 28 Brixton Electric, London


Below: London Grammar and AlunaGeorge live at Ibiza Rocks

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