“Vive le difference” sings Grammatics’ Owen Brinley on ‘Polar Swelling’, and if you’re looking for an approximation of what this band are all about then there are infinitely worse starting points.
If, on the other hand, you’re searching for the next Libertines or Arctic Monkeys then do yourself a favour and stop reading now. Grammatics can be defined just as easily by what they’re not as what they are: there’s no place here for recycled musical ideas or contrived social realism.
Formed in early 2006 in Leeds by Owen and drummer Dominic Ord, Grammatics’ mission was and is to combine their disparate influences to make cultured, artistic pop music by their own elaborate rules.
Grammatics are: Owen Brinley (guitar/vocals/keys/sampler), Dom Ord (drums), Rory O'Hara (bass), Emilia Ergin (cello/vocals)