Release Date: Mar 23, 2009
Record label: Dance to the Radio
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
Take a deep breath, turn the lights out and put some headphones on. This could take a while. It's rare that a new band comes along who divide opinion - critical and otherwise - quite so much as Leeds' Grammatics seem to have done thus far in their short musical career. They're a Marmite band, plain and simple.
If you like Grammatics, you’ll probably love Grammatics. The foursome from Leeds, UK, are just the types to inspire devotion. They’re emotional but swaggering, occasionally dissonant but always sweetly melodic, immediately familiar yet difficult to place, and you can bet they’re a growing number of people’s new favourite band. But as sure as they’ll win hearts they’ll also repel; factor in a sullen-faced singer, lyrics about “transcendental lullabies” and unabashedly sentimental delivery and you can almost see the backlash on the horizon.