They are signed to Ruffa Lane record and a second single will be released in June, followed by the album, In Dreams and Other Stories, in July. Here's what some people have said about them: Grantura featured in The Guardian's prestigious “Bands to make it big in 2008”. “I've got a soft spot for Grantura, a harmony driven country pop band from London,” said Nick Tesco of Music Week. Organ Zine Live Review: "Borderline, London, 12th Feb 08: Grantura sound new-minted, as if from the fresh first years of classic American bands like the country side of The Byrds, The Band and such – you can almost smell the grass and the sunshine in the February gloom of London (can’t wait to see them again in a summer festival field).
Simple songs classically, cleverly put together, then played utterly from the heart – beautiful harmonies and gentle waves washing over – Waves itself (the recent single) is a highlight. Think of that glorious Coen Brothers film O Brother Where Art Thou? and the Soggy Bottom Boys endearing themselves to all who hear... That mandolin sounds just fine, that laid-back stripped down rhythm giving space for the guitars to arrive for their perfect moments. And there is a hint of an English heart in there that gives them something just a little different – Anglo-Americana then...
The varied audience is completely won over, and there's a revelation: this kind of music was made precisely for little venues and imperfect PAs, and it's way more powerful than, say, raging metal. Hey look, they’re from London, their fine debut single came out late last year, they’re even more enjoyable live - fine fine easy, clever, crafted, highly enjoyable alt.Americana with that little something extra – momentum temporary halted by awkward equipment problems can’t hold back their magic, all is forgiven the second they pick up the music again – fine fine band, pure enjoyment, simple as that." Music Week’s Andrew Mueller: "Looking like the Style Council, they sound like The Byrds circa Sweetheart Of The Rodeo or the more rueful musings of Teenage Fanclub. A solid foundation of acoustic guitars and mandolin, monstrous tunes and delirious vocal harmonies." "That really is a beautiful song." Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 “Quite simply absolutely beautiful.” Gary Crowley, BBC Radio London. "Take a listen to this, it's gorgeous." Janice Long, BBC Radio2 "A really lovely tune." Stuart Marconie, BBC Radio 2 "This is gorgeous." Shaun Keaveney, BBC 6 music Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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