Originally a five piece, the band formed around a shared love of the emotional melancholy now synonymous with Factory artists such as Joy Division, Section 25 and A Certain Ratio. Gramme were attracted by Manchester's psycho disco of the early 80's and NY's subterranean proto punk-funk on 99 Records and bands like Liquid Liquid and ESG. The die was cast when, following a particularly intense Camden gig in 1996, the legendary DJ Nathan Gregory said the immortal words “ I love your band, but I dunno whether to dance or pogo?!”. The individuality of Gramme around ‘97 remains their lasting signature.
They were signed and dropped by their label in 2011, and despite this and suffering severe exhaustion, the band stayed together for another year until finally imploding in January 2002.
They have now come back as a streamlined four piece and are equally as passionate and excited by the possibilities of their own music making.
‘Gramme are amazing and have influenced Hot Chip a lot over the years, it just sounds great when they play together' – Joe Goddard
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