- 28 Oct 14
Dodging sexism and politics, London Grammar are adjusting to life as a very big deal. Band founder Dan Rothman takes stock and talks advice from Chris Martin and being bowled over by Irish crowds.
Ever since David Cameron popped up on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs proclaiming his apparent love for The Killers, REM and The Smiths, we’ve witnessed the kind of indie rock political uproar not seen since punk gobbed its way into the late ‘70s mainstream. There has been the hilarity of Big Dave failing to understand that ‘The Eton Rifles’ was a protest song. “Which part of it doesn’t he get?” fumed Paul Weller at the time. “It wasn’t intended as a fucking jolly drinking song for the cadet corps.” Then, of course, The Smiths reunion of sorts, as Morrissey and Marr joined forces to lambast the Tories’ head honcho.
If You Wait is out now.