- 19 Apr 21
The Nottingham-formed band give a 50-minute live rendition of 'Californian Soil' tracks, from the record’s title track to lead single 'Baby It’s You’.
Alt-pop heroes London Grammar have offered their fans a riveting performance of their full album Californian Soil, live from Alexandra Palace.
Complete with a backing choir, lighting display and backing set design; the set featured powerful offerings of 'Baby It's You', title track 'Californian Soil' and 'Lord it's a Feeling', among other tracks.
The trio of Hannah Reid, Dan Rothman and Dot Major debuted their third album in tracklist order from the renowned north London venue yesterday, April 18th.
Ahead of the stream, footage of the outfit walking by the River Thames was aired alongside short interview clips, showing the group working together as harmoniously as ever for their latest LP.
“With this record this is the closest we’ve been as friends...they’re a lot like brothers, actually,” says frontwoman Hannah Reid in one part of the set.
In Hot Press' review of the feminist record, Paul Nolan declared:
"Though it perhaps lacks a major anthem to give it – in Spinal Tap’s phrase – that final push over the edge, Californian Soil will be warmly received by both the London Grammar faithful and art-pop aficionados generally."
Speaking to Hot Press' Lucy O'Toole last week, Hannah Reid spoke of addressing her insecurities for the sake of curating the group's new album.
“If we were going to fulfil our potential as a band, I felt like I had to step into this role a bit more,” she continues. “I had sometimes hidden myself away behind the boys, or been too unsure of myself to take risks. On this one I was like, ‘You know what? I’m not really sure this is working for us. We could keep on making very similar albums again and again, but I don’t think that’s what being in a band is about’.”
Check out the full interview with Reid, exploring themes of inclusivity, feeling dismissed in a misogynistic industry and her fame inspirations, here.
Check out the captivating full performance of Californian Soil below: