London Grammar were the guests on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic show yesterday, where they played several cuts from their debut album, If You Wait. Check out the full audio above.
The British trio joined KCRW after opening for Coldplay the night before at UCLA's Royce Hall. In addition to their live set, they sat with host Jason Bentley to discuss their origins, the making of their album, and the electronic influences on their music. The group met at Nottingham University, and lead singer Hannah Reid revealed that she never considered singing professionally until bandmates Dot Major and Dan Rothman encouraged her to.
They shared some insight on their track "Metal & Dust" as well, which had real strings played by a 32-piece orchestra arranged by the Prague Philharmonic. They also mentioned that they are currently working on the beginning stages of writing their second album, so keep an eye out for that.
The episode ended with Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" -- a nod to Hannah's mention of singing Whitney Houston in the shower before joining London Grammar.
London Grammar on KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic Set List:
"Darling Are You Gonna Leave Me"
"Metal & Dust"
"If You Wait"
You can also check out this bonus video of album opener "Hey Now" below:
London Grammar "Hey Now" on KCRW Live 5.20.2014