Grand National (band)

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Grand National
Origin London, England
Genres Dance
Years active 2003–present
Labels Sunday Best Recordings
Members Rupert Lyddon
Lawrence Rudd

Grand National is a British band from London, England who have toured extensively throughout Europe and the United States. The project is a collaboration between Rupert Lyddon (born 1975, Amersham) and Lawrence Rudd (born 1976, Weston-super-Mare), who also is a DJ and remixer. Their sound is reminiscent of early forays into electronic sound manipulation, new wave and psychedelic soul. As a live act the band usually adopt a six-piece format. There is also an unrelated group by the same moniker in the U.S.


Grand National have provided remixes for Snow Patrol's track "Chocolate" from the 2003 Final Straw album and Client's "In It For The Money". Sasha reconstructed the track "Talk Amongst Yourselves" for his progressive house project that became the compilation Involver.



Date Release
24 May 2004 Kicking the National Habit
30 April 2007 B-Sides, Remixes and Rarities
18 September 2007 A Drink and a Quick Decision

Singles and EPs[edit]

Date Release
8 December 2003 "Peanut Dreams" (a.k.a. "Grand National EP")
19 April 2004 "Talk Amongst Yourselves"
2 August 2004 "Cherry Tree"
1 November 2004 "Drink to Moving On"
29 August 2005 "Playing In The Distance"
25 February 2008 "Animal Sounds"
21 April 2008 "By the Time I Get Home There Won't Be Much of a Place for Me"


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