This is an archive of the band profile for Grammatics.
Formed in 2006 in Leeds by Owen, drummer Dominic Ord and bassist Rory O'Hara, Grammatics' mission was and is to combine their disparate influences to make cultured, artistic pop music by their own elaborate rules. Joined in 2007 by Swedish cellist Emilia Ergin, an ex-player for the Stockholm Symphony Orchestra, the band share a collective love of classic British art bands like Blur, Radiohead, Echo & The Bunnymen, Suede, Bowie and My Bloody Valentine with an equal fondness for acts of a heavier, dancier persuasion: Cursive, The Faint, Hot Chip, Queens Of The Stone Age and Arcade Fire.
Delusions of grandeur and a seeming fondness of intense argument haven't stopped the band achieving more than most in the last twelve months.
Since forming they have performed twice at Leeds Festival, found support in local Leeds label Dance To The Radio, supported The Futureheads on a 12-date national tour, played a sold out NME Awards show with The Pigeon Detectives at London Astoria, headlined a national tour including a raucous and critically acclaimed 'In The City' show and released the now highly prized and sold out début single, Shadow Committee..