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New names Colors of Ostrava: London Grammar, Jóhann Jóhannsson and Jon Hopkins

London Grammar, one of the most successful contemporary British bands, will enjoy the domestic premiere at the next edition of the Colors of Ostrava festival. The trio, which enchanted audiences all over the world with dreamy atmospheric music, with the angelic voice of singer Hannah Reid, will present the second album released in Ostrava this summer.

"The first If You Wait in 2013 sold over two million copies, the formation won the Ivor Novello Awards and the AIM Awards as well as the Brit Awards nomination," emphasizes the director of the festival, Zlatá Holušová. An exceptional musical experience awaits visitors at the performance of the captivating Icelandic musician and composer Joanna Johannsson, who will perform at the Colors of Ostrava with a string quartet. "His music to The Fading, Theory of All, Incoming, or Sicario: The Killer Charged him among the most remarkable composers of the present," adds Zlata Holušová. He also holds the Golden Globe and Oscar, Grammy and BAFTA nominations. The genre of electronic music in the festival program will be strengthened by Jon Hopkins, a prominent British producer who has become famous for his collaboration with Brian Enem and Coldplay on their Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends album.

London Grammar was founded in 2009 by three college students Hannah Reid, Dan Rothman and Dominic 'Dot' Major . Four years later, thanks to their debut album, If You Wait, which they recorded in Rothman's garage, they made their mark on the British music scene. Even the pause that Hannah Reid, Dan Rothman and Dominic 'Dot' Major have commanded themselves since 2015, after being overwhelmed by the glory of the unprecedented success of If You Wait , did not change anything like the trio.

Speaking of a paraphrasion of one of the reviews of the second album, Truth Is A Beautiful Thing, "You were missing, but we knew you would come back and be beautiful again." Because London Grammar is closer to evolution than revolutionary transformations, their music has returned after triumphal returns the album did not change anything, perhaps the initial comparison to The XX has finally taken for itself. Dan guitarist and drummer Dominic remain the architects of a magnetizing melancholy sound that does not have rhythmic gusts and creates the perfect space for the exciting voice of Hannah, still playing the role of the main lyricist: "The first album was much more about relationships - the other, but others way. It's more about a relationship you have with yourself than about a relationship with someone else. The relationship we had three during the tour is also a lot about the meaning of life in general. "

The next edition of the Colors of Ostrava festival will take place from 18th to 21st July 2018 in the unique industrial area of ​​Dolní Vítkovice in Ostrava. Among previously confirmed names are George Ezra, Ziggy Marley, Aurora, Cigarettes After Sex and Slaves . In the autumn of 2017, the festival was among the top ten biggest festivals in the prestigious European Festival Awards.

London Grammar - Rooting For You

Jóhann Jóhannsson - Flight From The City

Jon Hopkins - Open Eye Signal

Source: tz, edited editorially

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