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Grace London

Grace London Tops Our Open Submission Poll

Grace London has come out on top of our open submissions poll for the Deli Artist of the Year, and while we still have a few rounds to go before the final Austin Artist of the Year is named, we figured it was high time we covered Grace again.

It's been about a year since we last showcased the singer-songwriter, meaning she's now 15, and in that one year Grace has only grown more visible and exciting in the local scene. It's also seen the release of her album Brains, the title of which refers to something London obviously has more of than your typical noggin-full. Lyrics-wise, she's hitting the pen to paper like a veteran, and vocally you can hear a lot of Jenny Lewis in Grace's new songs. With a Beck cover on Brains ("Girl Dreams"), that era of 90s/00s indie folk seems like an appropriate touchstone when it comes to the influences on London's latest work.

The Deli is here to bring you the work of musicians before they blow up, and as a teenager topping lists like our open submissions poll, Grace London is just that. Keep an eye on this space for continuing coverage leading up to our announcement of our Artist of the Year, and in the meantime, check out the newest work from this top contender who is just at the beginning of her career.



Austin Open Submission Results for The Deli's Year End Poll 2014 for emerging artists

Thanks to all the artists who submitted their music to be considered for The Deli's Best of Austin Year End Poll for Emerging Artists.

After tallying our editors' ratings for the Open Submissions stage, it’s time to release the results - which this year are interestingly heavy on the... folky ladies! Please note that to avoid conflicts no local editor was allowed to vote for bands in their own scene.

Total submissions from Austin: 32

Jurors: Jurors: QD Tran (The Deli Philly), Jordannah Elizabeth (The Deli SF), Paolo De Gregorio (The Deli NYC).

Acts advancing to our Readers/Fans Poll:

1. Grace London - 7.6 (out of 10)


2. Taylor & the Wild Now - 7.16


3. Leah Nobel - 7.16


4. Molybden - 7


5. Emily Wolfe - 7


Honorable Mentions (scores above 6.5)

Holiday Mountain, Gossamer Frontier, Delaney Gibson, Wildcat Apollo, Jackie Venson, The Manifest Electric, Texas Microphone Massacre, KP and the Boom Boom, Dead Tree Duo, Calliope Musicals.


WHAT’S NEXT: These results end the first phase of the poll. We have already unveiled full list of nominees that also includes the artists nominated by our local jurors (see left column here). It's now time for our readers to influence this Year End Poll for Emerging Austin Artists with their vote - look out for th readers' poll on the right column of this same page!

The Deli Austin

Grace London Plays Austin Deli’s Well-Being for Women Showcase This Saturday, January 18th at Spider House Ballroom.

Grace London is a 14 year old singer, songwriter, guitar player and foot stomper. The Austin native writes witty lyrics reminiscent of Kate Nash and sings with drama: incorporating repetition, breathing and warbling into her delivery, like a young Merrill Garbus. London released her debut EP, Rocketship Girl, in 2012 to much acclaim (including landing a slot at 2013's Austin City Limits Music Festival and official showcase at the 2013 & 2014 SXSW Music Festival), and plans to release a full-length in the spring of 2014. 

London not only has a big voice, but a generous heart. Since 2010, the singer has used her music to raise money for causes including the GLSEN - National Safe Schools Program, and A Glimmer of Hope Foundation, to aid relief efforts in Ethiopia. This Saturday, January 18th, London sings out for women's causes as she performs at the Austin Deli's Well-Being for Women Showcase at Spider House Ballroom. Check out this talented young star and learn about issues affecting the women and youth in our city this Saturday. --Written by Gillian Driscoll


Well-Being for Women Showcase, 1/18/14, Spiderhouse Ballroom

In honor of women everywhere, Austin's Deli Magazine has put together a showcase to celebrate female fronted bands! It's also a chance to raise awareness about issues affecting the women and youth in our city.

Not only will Grace London, Tameca Jones, Serafia, Megafauna, Holiday Mountain and The Love Leighs be playing but Totally Cool Totally Art will be selling teen made art. 50% of the art sale proceeds will go to Allies Against Slavery and 50% will go to the student artists themselves. Come support a good cause!


Spider House Ballroom, 6pm-close, 1/18/14

$10.00/door (includes a FREE Meditation CD!)

$2.00 Lonestar Pints



Sponsored by do512.

Partnered with The Recording Conservatory of Austin, Carla DeSantis Black of MEOWCon, Outlander Productions, The Good Music Club, and GENaustin - Girls Empowerment Network.

Live music recording provided by Amandatory Records.


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