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LONDON GRAMMAR W


hat means more? Being nominated for the Mercury prize by a select panel of affected judges, or the greater population of the music


press and music-buying public believing you deserve to get one? It’s a question that London Grammar must’ve secretly comforted themselves with when the tipped- to-win bookies’ favourites weren’t even on the shortlist. Perhaps it’s fair, given that their album only came out mere moments before the shortlist was announced, but the surprise was indicative of the impact their singles have made, before even putting out a full-length. Te mixture of Hannah’s unique vocal timbre and the atmospheric beats laid down by her band mates has won them much acclaim, and many genuine fans. And there’ll be many more years of releases. Tis time, last year, there hadn’t been a single pressing of a London Grammar track. What a year. About to embark on an extensive UK tour, we spoke to the very in-demand, but not at all demanding Hannah ahead of their Norwich date.


12 /November 2013/ outlineonline.co.uk


As our cover stars, your faces will replace Ghostpoet’s around town. We’re doing this interview ahead of your Norwich gig. You’re coming at the end of November aren’t you, as part of your huge tour? Part of the UK tour, yeah. I’m excited for the Norwich show; the guy that shot our album cover lives in Norwich as well.


Oh, really? Yeah, which will be nice. He’s a very interesting guy. I can send his details. He’s going to be there. He might be shooting some photos as well backstage, so maybe we can all hang out.


Very good, very good. Now you have a


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