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    London Grammar

    From: Nottingham, UK

    Arriving on the Internet with little fanfare or explanation, trio London Grammar's gorgeous debut single "Hey Now"—a cinematic take on The xx's aching production and the pyrotechnics of a Florence and the Machine Song–sparked an impressive 2013 that culminated in their stellar, slow-burning debut album, If You Wait. While there might not be a void in the pop landscape readily awaiting them, London Grammar's painstaking songcraft and capacity for subtle anthems that spring from ballads give them the sort of glass ceiling that they could easily, suddenly crack on the way to greater heights.