Sunday 9 August 2015

Let's Eat Grandma - New Waves

Doing this new music blog thing means that sometimes a band or artist crops up on our radar a number of times, but for one reason or another we never really get round to properly checking them out. Let’s Eat Grandma are a classic example. We first saw their name when Adam from Alphabet Bands blog posted about them last year. In the same way that Breaking More Waves sometimes brings the best of our area (UK, South Coast) to the internet before management, labels and the like get involved (for example acts like Laurel, Kassassin Street, Jerry Williams and Eloise Keating are recent examples) Alphabet Bands delivers when it comes to its own local scene in and around Norwich. Soon after that we saw journalist John Robb getting very excited about them on Louder Than War; “Too much talent at their fingertips,” was just one of the superlatives he threw at them. Then we actually caught sight of Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth , the two members of this intriguing duo, as they provided some guest vocals during Harry Edwards set on the BBC Introducing Stage at Radio 1s Big Weekend, the first of a number of festivals that they’re playing this year, including Camp Bestival, Latitude and Festival Number 6.

Now they are firmly on our radar and if you haven’t heard of them yet, it’s time to put them on yours. If you like idiosyncratic, scrappy, kooky, eerie yet charming out there multi-instrumental pop music with a sense of its own identity and originality, something that certainly doesn’t come from the mainstream, Let’s Eat Grandma will be right up your wonky street. At just sixteen years old they’re still developing as artists, but from the handful of live videos of their on You Tube there’s enough to suggest that they could be capable of refreshing the parts that other bands can’t reach. 

Let's Eat Grandma - Live at Latitude 2015

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