Concert Review: London Grammar and Until The Ribbon Breaks @ 9:30 Club – Washington

London Grammar
Originally having postponed their North American tour, London Grammar brought a new, refreshing album into the music scene. Their album, If You Wait, combined heavy bass sounds with emotionally capturing lyrics; creating a soft, yet powerful mixture.

Bringing along the Cardiff-based band, Until The Ribbon Breaks, to open created quite a show to remember. Previously opening for acts like Lorde and Phantogram, they were no strangers to the stage. They started out strong with their song, The Other Ones (Intro), which set the stage for their set filled with bold tracks that each told a different story of love, lust, and loss, drawing in the emotional appeal of the audience.

With the strong synth instrumentals echoing through the speakers of the famous 9:30 Club, the young Nottingham-based trio put on a show that was a passion filled dance party. Playing a sold out show, vocalist, Hannah Reid, captured the attention of the crowd with her strong vocals within their first song, Hey Now. Reid is joined by her incredibly skilled bandmates, Dan Rothman on guitar and Dominic ‘Dot’ Major on keyboard, djembe, and drums. Their set included songs ranging from ballads like Interlude, mellow dance tracks like Shyer, and even a cover of Nightcall by Kavinsky. With a truly breathtaking performance, London Grammar will without a doubt earn a spotlight in the American charts.

Review by Pamela Ayala | @pamelanicolea

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