Experimenting with different genres and layering sounds, Let’s Eat Grandma is the cool girl duo we’ve been waiting for.
British musicians and childhood friends, Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth have fused a variety of art and psychedelic pop with doses of well-produced, exploratory electronica and pumped-up drums. Coming to perform in Berlin on the 21st April, we predict these girls will capture your heart.
With lots of layered beats and melodies, Let’s Eat Grandma is something completely authentic and new at the same time. Reminding their listeners of old-style psychedelic rock, with deep bass and new-wave synth like in their song Sax in the City, from their album I, Gemini, but with vocals sounding similar to Grimes and added production of postmodern, electronic elements.
‘Aw, what you trying to decide, decide/ If it’s a girl, or if it’s a guy/ If there’s a reason to define?’
They started writing songs together from 13 years old, which is perhaps why there is an eerie and distorted fairytale aspect to some of their lyrics in I, Gemini, like the song Rapunzel. These sweet and really unique beginnings have led up to their exciting, newest releases.
The duo have come out with two EPs this year in build up for an upcoming album including the song HOT PINK, that was chosen by the Guardian as Song of the Week, added to FACT’s playlist and voted NME’s ‘hottest track’ of the day. The beat, lyrics, and construction seem to be gritter, and it addresses the subjects of gender roles, feminism and femininity, singing: ‘Hot pink, is it mine, is it?’ and ‘Aw, what you trying to decide, decide/ If it’s a girl, or if it’s a guy/ If there’s a reason to define?’
Their other new song, Falling into Me, talks about first falling for someone and the initial nervousness of opening up and exposing yourself emotionally. Their lyrics seemingly matured and developed this year, but the bouncing beats that keep us dancing have continued onward.
Going on their teaser tour, Let’s Eat Grandma have appeared on Jools Holland and played at Haldern Pop, Appletree Garden, 3000 Grad Festival, Primavera Sound, SXSW, Pop Culture and Reeperbahn Festival.
Let’s Eat Grandma are performing at Urban Spree in Berlin on the 21st April, to win a pair of tickets to see this dynamic duo, email win(at)indieberlin.de to try your chances!