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POLIAKOV Vodka presents: LONDON GRAMMAR in Beirut
September 20, 2014 @ 8:00 PM - 11:55 PM
POLIAKOV Vodka proudly presents the highly acclaimed & praised breakthrough act of 2013/2014:
LONDON GRAMMAR in Beirut
Saturday Sept 20, 2014 @ BIEL | hall 1
They have dominated the music scene:
Opened Coldplay shows in the USA
Nominated for British Breakthrough Act at the BRIT Awards 2014!
Won Best Song for “Strong” at the prestigious Ivor Novello 2014 Awards
“If You Wait” has gone platinum in the UK with its album
London Grammar are one of the most exciting young bands to emerge in the past year with a brand of mature-beyond-young-years trip-hop that utilizes a genuinely stunning vocal and an innovative mix of influences.
London Grammar’s music has been described as “a blend of ambient, ethereal and classical sounds” with melancholy guitar, soaring vocals and plaintive lyrics. Hannah Reid’s powerful, brooding vocals, prominent on all of London Grammar’s tracks.
Trip-hop trio London Grammar, made up of Dominic Major, Hannah Reid and Daniel Rothman, won Best Song Musically and Lyrically for their track Strong.
They won the prestigious Ivor Novello 2014 award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically with their single, Strong & Nominated for British Breakthrough Act 2014.
London Grammar continue to prove just why they’re one of the most exciting new bands to breakthrough as their debut album, If You Wait, entered the UK album charts at number 2 outselling both: Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke. With their first ever headline tour sold out
With “If You Wait” London Grammar have created an album of graceful sophistication
This is an enthralling, stunning, deeply emotive album that perfectly marries understated electronica to sublime vocals and melodies
It’s an assured collection of 11 songs that capture a mixture of exhilaration and heartbreak that is all their own.
If You Wait is emotional, uplifting and stunningly beautiful. The use of trippy, light and airy dance beats along with strong, lung-busting vocals creates an album that is pushing music into the future
International allure. Hannah Reid’s voice is like a balm to the soul. It even works over the radio and the elegant “Strong” is the best evidence of this yet. The vocals soar over a sultry background reminiscent of the soundscapes of Massive Attack and Portishead.
Hannah Reid indeed graceful and sensitive, Reid’s voice could cure cancer. It’s angelic yet brooding, pure yet fierce, consuming yet ethereal. Her range is incredibly wide, flirting swiftly between a deep chest voice and tragic falsetto.
Critics have described London Grammar as:
‘beautiful’ (Sunday Times Culture),
‘elegantly minimalist’ (The Telegraph)
and ‘every track on their debut album is beautifully constructed (Observer).
“London Grammar account for every slippery string, vocal echo, ultrasound heartbeat, and wordless, holy vocal peal on ‘Metal and Rust,’ the second in a so-far immaculate collection.” – Pitchfork
“The title track of their debut EP, ‘Metal & Dust,’ features backing so tasteful it cries out to be defaced, while the ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ breakbeat further enhances the sense of early-90’s dejà vu.” – The Guardian
“London Grammar are now officially 2-for-2, with this dusky, sumptuous new single [‘Metal & Dust’] emerging from the mysterious LDN group.” – Gorilla vs. Bear
“”Wasting My Young Years” – found the band blending trip-hop beats with ambient soundscapes and vocalist Hannah Reid’s huge, beautiful voice.” – Rolling Stone
“Avec une pop vaporeuse et pourtant indélébile, les Anglais de London Grammar, bientôt au Festival Les inRocKs, sont la belle et obsédante révélation de cette rentrée.” – Les inRocKs
TICKETS ( available at all Virgin Ticketing BO branches as of June 13) :
Standing ( 18+ ): $ 50 (incl vat)
Standing ( Teen Section: -18 ): $ 50 (incl vat)
Golden Cage | limited capacity ( 18+ ) : $ 75 (incl vat)
( Zone A ): $ 200 (incl vat)
( Zone B ): $ 150 (incl vat)
( Zone C ): $ 100 (incl vat)
( Zone D ): $ 75 (incl vat)
Infoline: 03 333 503
This event is in collaboration with: Radio One Lebanon & LBCI
Exclusive coverage by: BeirutNightLife
sponsored by ROADSTER Diner
Produced & Organized by: POLIAKOV Vodka – Lebanon & CLAPPING HANDS PRODUCTIONS