Who are Let’s Eat Grandma?
Written by deathbymosh on July 6, 2018
My determination to get into vinyl continues and it has brought back fond memories of going into HMV for physical copies of music, cds in my case. Wandering back in to see what was on offer I happily lost myself in the process of browsing the racks of records that have recently made a welcome comeback. The game that we played, way back when, was to take advantage of the 2 for £10 offer that was always on albums to find new music. You bought one cd by someone you knew and the challenge was to find another by someone you had never heard of and experiment. This was how I found out who Seasick Steve was (and presumably still is).
As a result of this habit I am always on the lookout for anything that looks ‘interesting’ on the racks. That was how I found out who Let’s Eat Grandma are. The cover art for the album stood out against other, less interesting, offerings and the name was unusual enough that it stuck in my head. So much so that I remembered the name when I got home and looked them up. It takes the fun out of the experimenting but at current vinyl costs I would rather check that I like the sound first before buying.
The album itself is an unapologetic soundscape that demands to be played on something much better than phone speakers in order to full appreciate the depth of production that has gone into each track. The vocals are singular and delicately performed, proving that you don’t have to yell at the people listening to have a powerful voice. I’m all ears draws you in and keeps you hooked until the final note rings, it is not often these days that you are able to lose yourself completely in an album.
The duo have continued to grow and improve since their first album launched in 2016 and are currently in the middle of a worldwide tour which ends in London on the 27th of September after taking in Europe and North America. Being catapulted onto the scene at 17 and selling out shows from then on is a challenge that the pair have met head on and embraced, this can be seen in their work, and the quality of the music created.
Given the fact that they are so young and their latest release is such a triumph the future looks bright for these musicians from the tropical isles of Norwich. Long may their success continue.