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Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Duo Alternative Folk




"Grace London, Brains"

Song titles such as "Boys" and "Imma Baby," plus illustrated bathroom selfie cover art remind us of Grace London's tender age, but the Austinite's debut LP Brains isn't kiddie pop. "I can't be a pessimist; I hear that happiness is good for me," she sings on "Mary Anne." "But I can't be an optimist, because a smile might look stupid on me." With creative confidence that defies her 15 years, London explores precocious themes, but with an innate, untarnished candidness and fledgling, sage-like simplicity free of superfluous fancy. "Maybe it'll get better," she continues, "but what if it gets worse instead?" All songs co-produced and written by London (most at age 13) – the only exception being her clever cover of early Beck cut "Girl Dreams" – the album's inherent purity blooms in the production hands of Brian Beattie, the local Glass Eye bassist speckling Brains with idiosyncratic quirk and making the otherwise modest title track and "Blinded by You" rousing. This complementary novice/expert balance carries throughout the disc's 36 minutes, the singer musing about Elliott Smith in the same breath as a childlike Star Wars night-light, weaving a Kate Nash-meets-(Waxahatchee's)-Katie Crutchfield air. The SXSW/ACL veteran keeping company with seasoned Daniel Johnston producer Beattie, who doubles as bassist here, further promises the young guitarist's prospective growth, boosting her as a front-runner in Austin's impending fleet of millennial musicians. - The Austin Chronicle

"10 Rising Bands to look for at SXSW"

...her instincts in crafting structurally sound and pleasantly cliche-free lyrics announce a promising young artist. Plus, she does an assured version of Led Zeppelin's "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp." - Los Angeles Times

"One, Two, Tres, Cuatro: The Kids Really Are Alright"

"This is a remarkable EP, which isn't just sugary praise for sensitive teen-girl lyrics. London comes from a tradition of music in Austin that's supported Sahara Smith and Sarah Jarosz, and it shows. With a canny turn of words amid simple melodies – Lucinda Williams and Eliza Gilkyson feel like her spiritual godmothers – London's right in line for their brand of attention, and that's all right, too. London, by the way, is 12." - The Austin Chronicle


Rocketship Girl EP (2012)
Brains LP (2014)

Misimplicity EP (2016)



"Misimplicity is an Austin duo consisting of Grace London and Zoe Czarnecki... It’s notable that the girls are still in their teens, unapologetically honest in their songwriting and refreshingly expressive in their performance, and when Grace London starts singing you are forced to take notice. London’s grasp on her emotions and the way she tells you about it lyrically comes across as truly authentic, a breath of fresh air."

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