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London Grammar — Shyer
Album: If You Wait
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Released: 2014
Length: 3:02
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I'm feeling shyer and the world gets darker
Hold yourself a little higher
Bridge that gap just further
And all your being
I'd ask you to give it up
Oh ancient feeling love
So beautifully dressed up

Feeling shyer, I'm feeling shyer
I'm feeling shyer

Maybe you should call her
Deep in the night for her
And all your being I'd ask you to give it up
I'd ask you to give it up
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 jimlandwehr2582 wrote:
London Grammar is one of my biggest takeaways from my years listening to RP. What an amazing vocalist and band.
 
Funny I posted almost the same thing a few minutes after you did...

These guys have been my greastest "find" on RP in the last couple of years.  So happy they appear to be about to release their first new music in a few years.  Hannah Reid's voice is just amazing....her range is unbelievable.
London Grammar is one of my biggest takeaways from my years listening to RP. What an amazing vocalist and band.
Her voice makes my hair stand on end. In a good way. Love London Grammar.
 robus wrote:
I bought this album mostly on the strength of her vocals and it's not worn well sadly. Is there any there there?

Once you take away the vocal performance the music leaves a lot to be desired. Hopefully the second album (there must be one in the works) has music of more depth and lasting appeal. Otherwise she needs to go solo :)
 
I agree in small part -but I think London Grammar provides the perfect back-up for Hannah Reid's amazing vocal talents.  When you have that kind of voice it needs to be front and centre - carrying the song - with just enough melody behind it to provide the base.  I get swept away with every song I hear by London Grammar, because Hannah Reid takes me there. 
 uksminas wrote:
 
Dogs are the best! Normally shy looks different than this happy husky... fear is visible in eyes for both humans and dogs. Looking down is all we need to do.
Hannah Reid IS London Grammar.
 robus wrote:
I bought this album mostly on the strength of her vocals and it's not worn well sadly. Is there any there there?
Once you take away the vocal performance the music leaves a lot to be desired. Hopefully the second album (there must be one in the works) has music of more depth and lasting appeal. Otherwise she needs to go solo :)
 
Agreed, robus. Killer vocals. Consider these vocals? (https://www.jessicamitchellmusi...) Can't seem to convince anyone here to post a track. She's been miscast as "country", sadly. Trying to be seen as singer-songwriter...
I was lucky enough to see these guys perform live in an old church in Glasgow and wow I was blown away by her voice and the sound in general.
 TerryS wrote:
and then I want Hannah to model my old  school tie for me, that's it, just the school tie.
 

You'll be wearing a stained raincoat?

Loser

 Segue wrote:
First few beats grabbed me. Everything I've heard on RP from them is Most Excellent!!

 
Own this CD and the following one.  Both are excellent.
First few beats grabbed me. Everything I've heard on RP from them is Most Excellent!!
 Grammarcop wrote:
Is this a song about a home sick Hobbit?

”I’m feeling Shire...”
 
That's it Grammarcop, you're cut off; no soup for you!!  ; )
Is this a song about a home sick Hobbit?

”I’m feeling Shire...” 
 robus wrote:
I bought this album mostly on the strength of her vocals and it's not worn well sadly. Is there any there there?

Once you take away the vocal performance the music leaves a lot to be desired. Hopefully the second album (there must be one in the works) has music of more depth and lasting appeal. Otherwise she needs to go solo :)

 
Well I've still not reached that stage. After hundreds of listens I love it more than ever!
 robus wrote:
I bought this album mostly on the strength of her vocals and it's not worn well sadly. Is there any there there?

Once you take away the vocal performance the music leaves a lot to be desired. Hopefully the second album (there must be one in the works) has music of more depth and lasting appeal. Otherwise she needs to go solo :)

 
I would like to hear her backed by a full orchestra, but really, having a very spare & delicate accompaniment allows her voice to shine.
 robus wrote:
I bought this album mostly on the strength of her vocals and it's not worn well sadly. Is there any there there?

Once you take away the vocal performance the music leaves a lot to be desired. Hopefully the second album (there must be one in the works) has music of more depth and lasting appeal. Otherwise she needs to go solo :)

 
I agree, however the bass in the first number (Hey Now) blows me away every time {#Hearteyes}
I bought this album mostly on the strength of her vocals and it's not worn well sadly. Is there any there there?

Once you take away the vocal performance the music leaves a lot to be desired. Hopefully the second album (there must be one in the works) has music of more depth and lasting appeal. Otherwise she needs to go solo :)
looks like a new album is coming out in june
amazing talent!
 molson wrote:
I wanna be in a band with her....
 
s/a band/bed/
I really like this album. 
Listen to her "Wicked Game" cover on YT! What a voice.
The instrumental part of this has quite an Alt-J sound to it... Would be fantastic to hear a collaboration by both bands.
Outstanding surprise! From start to the end 
I wanna be in a band with her....
and then I want Hannah to model my old  school tie for me, that's it, just the school tie.
 Canuck_LC wrote:
Now that's funny!

Hoosfoos wrote:

Maybe you should focus on spelling, first.

 

 
HA!  Nice one!!
I want Dan Rothman to will me his scalp.
 boober wrote:

You are correct Sir Fred.....130 miles" ain't nothing" in the States.

 
... same up north here Mr. Fred - that's nowhere near a 6 pak and a 'alf a left handed Marlboro. North of the parallel's is not marked in kms or miles, it's marked by the time it'll take you - measured by the amount you can drink, smoke and change tapes. 17 hours is a normal driving day - try Fairbanks,Alaska to Ft.Nelson,British Columbia in 20 hours with a weather warning and bare to ice covered roads... 
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Freakin' marvelous!

 

...and then some O_T_B...
Freakin' marvelous!
I haven't heard very much, but I'm still mixed on London Grammar's music; not sure if it's my cup of tea.  I'm blown away by their arrangements and mixes though.
Now that's funny!

Hoosfoos wrote:

Maybe you should focus on spelling, first.

 


 sunybuny wrote:
More London Grammer  {#Dancingbanana}

 
Maybe you should focus on spelling, first.
 stevendejong wrote:
 calle01 wrote:
What? Is wrong with you? Are not your ears now bleeding!? 

People, it seems we have a new troll. 

 
I'm afraid not. calle01 is a well-known troll. Have a look at his ratings, that says it all. {#Stupid}
 calle01 wrote:
What? Is wrong with you? Are not your ears now bleeding!? 

People, it seems we have a new troll. 
More London Grammer  {#Dancingbanana}
 fredriley wrote:

Lahndan's 130 miles South of Nottingham, although two members met whilst at Nottingham university. I guess in North American terms 130 miles is the backyard, but we operate on less grand scales this side of The Pond. However, the Nottingham jury most certainly rates London Grammar highly, and without doubt they're flavour of the year with the music Press over here.
 
You are correct Sir Fred.....130 miles" ain't nothing" in the States.
 calle01 wrote:
 What makes you imagine she is smart? More likely.. she simply bought or borrowed the shirt.
 
She's smart to buy a "smart" shirt.
She's obviously smart- that's a great Business School!
 

zepher wrote:
London Grammar and Hannah Reid has a throwback style.... Too cool.



 


nice song
Not again!{#Fire}
Alright had to bump this one up one more notch..  Nice clear voice she has..
 boober wrote:

Where's fredriley?

These guys are from your backyard.....Nottingham !

I think they were on your jury.

 
Lahndan's 130 miles South of Nottingham, although two members met whilst at Nottingham university. I guess in North American terms 130 miles is the backyard, but we operate on less grand scales this side of The Pond. However, the Nottingham jury most certainly rates London Grammar highly, and without doubt they're flavour of the year with the music Press over here.
 NeilBlanchard wrote:
Here's the full live performance at KEXP:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-cmmT3YoF0&list=PLUmH0L_sg7scSdnjG6AxRjqAj0slO58IL

 
Great performance. I like the album as well.
Not feeling it {#Snooty}
Thanks for the youtube link!
Here's the full live performance at KEXP:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-cmmT3YoF0&list=PLUmH0L_sg7scSdnjG6AxRjqAj0slO58IL
very talented trio... I like both songs I've heard from them so far.
Mommy make it stop!!!!!!!!!
 otis_of_moab wrote:

Is that a raccoon on his head?

 
Hehe ...One hell of a comb over!{#Propeller}
 rdo wrote:
Like Florence with talent and a decent song and band
 
Well said{#Daisy}
Hannah Reid has an amazing voice --->


Love this band!! Still some great stuff coming out of the UK!!
 coolpeople_rule wrote:
Her grammar is impecker-able!

 
.... yes it is - a very worthy 10

 

Where's fredriley?

These guys are from your backyard.....Nottingham !

I think they were on your jury.


I am really excited about this group...CD is on the way...their other song played here is very good too
Like Florence with talent and a decent song and band


      ;-))   

 calypsus_1 wrote:
London Grammar in session from Maida Vale
London Grammar in session! on BBC Music

Hannah Reid, Dan Rothman and Dominic 'Dot' Major.



 
Is that a raccoon on his head?
London Grammar in session from Maida Vale
London Grammar in session! on BBC Music

Hannah Reid, Dan Rothman and Dominic 'Dot' Major.


Her grammar is impecker-able!
 zepher wrote:
London Grammar and Hannah Reid has a throwback style.... Too cool.







 
She is obviously (and understandably) proud of her midriff.  Not a huge fan of the styling, particularly that dude with the ridiculous hair, but I do dig the song.


First saw these guys on BBC's Later with Jools Holland & enjoyed what I heard, nothing them for further listening. I'm very glad to hear more on Radio Paradise. A good, solid start in 7-8 territory, CD/download time....
London Grammar and Hannah Reid has a throwback style.... Too cool.






Good hair.
Ooh! I have a new favorite band!
 KCayenne wrote:
Is that BananaRama on the cover of their c.d?
 

  Webfoot wrote:
She sounds like Florence on Valium.  Very nice.  7

 

Stingray wrote:

Indeed, it does!

Still good!

 

Listen to the whole album ( the 2 CD version ).   Hannah has a  vocal range far better than Florence ( who I think is also brilliant ).  The other factor is that London G' are a trio.   Florence and The Machine are a powerful sounding band but it takes six of them to get there.

I can listen to Florence for one album.  Had enough,   London Grammar I can put on repeat and just get enveloped by the sound. 
Hooligan: So I tell the swamp donkey to sock it before I give her a trunky in the tradesman's entrance and have her lick me yarbles!

Cooper: Wow. You guys are on like a completely different level of swearing over here.


 Webfoot wrote:
She sounds like Florence on Valium.  Very nice.  7

 

Indeed, it does!

Still good!


She sounds like Florence on Valium.  Very nice.  7
Was gonna say reminds me of Florence a bit. I'm liking this band.
YesNice...
nice...
Nice one Bill.  Had this British band on my mp3 all this week.   Hope you pick some more of the most excellent tracks therein.
Thought this was new Florence and the Machine.
Nice! And yet another novelty that RP is introducing to my ears...
Need a few more listens.