Let's Eat Grandma

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Let's Eat Grandma
Field Day 2016 Saturday Let's Eat Grandma 6.jpg
Background information
OriginNorwich, United Kingdom
Genres
Years active2013–present
LabelsTransgressive
Websiteletseatgrandma.co.uk
MembersRosa Walton
Jenny Hollingworth

Let's Eat Grandma are a British pop group formed in 2013 by childhood friends Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth. They released their debut studio album I, Gemini in 2016 through Transgressive Records. Their second studio album, I'm All Ears, was released in 2018 to widespread acclaim. Let's Eat Grandma describe their music as "experimental sludge pop".[5]

History[edit]

Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth were both raised in Norwich, a city in East Anglia. They originally met in reception class when they were four,[6] and began making music together at 13. They originally began creating music as a playtime activity, with their first songs being titled "The Angry Chicken" and "Get That Leg Off the Banister".[7] Their band name is taken from a grammatical joke meant to emphasize the importance of comma placement. They became members of the local Norwich music scene, before they caught the attention of the musician Kiran Leonard, who passed their work on to their future manager.[8] Their debut album, I, Gemini, is composed of songs that were mostly written when Rosa and Jenny were younger. These songs include singles "Deep Six Textbook", which is about playing truant, and "Eat Shiitake Mushrooms", which was inspired by some graffiti the girls saw while walking around town in Norwich.[9] The album was released by Transgressive Records on 17 June 2016, and received positive reviews in NME,[10] The Guardian,[11] Pitchfork,[12] and Q. Their second studio album I'm All Ears was released 29 June 2018, and was preceded by the singles "Hot Pink", "Falling Into Me", "It's Not Just Me" and "Ava".[citation needed] I'm All Ears has received widespread acclaim from music critics.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Album Details Peak chart position
UK[13][14]
I, Gemini 149
I'm All Ears
  • Date released: 29 June 2018
  • Record label: Transgressive
28

Singles[edit]

Single Year Album
"Deep Six Textbook/Sink" 2016 I, Gemini
"Eat Shiitake Mushrooms"
"Rapunzel"
"Hot Pink"[15] 2018 I'm All Ears
"Falling Into Me"[16]
"It's Not Just Me"[17]
"Ava"[18]

Music videos[edit]

  • "Deep Six Textbook" (2016)
  • "Eat Shiitake Mushrooms" (2016)
  • "Sax in the City" (2016)
  • "Hot Pink" (2018)
  • "It's Not Just Me" (2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Devlin, Kieran (29 June 2018). "Review: Let's Eat Grandma present a strong, if ultimately slight, summer record with I'm All Ears". The 405. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  2. ^ Blais-Billie, Braudie (21 March 2018). "Let's Eat Grandma Announce New Album I'm All Ears, Share New Song". Pitchfork. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  3. ^ Leas, Ryan (21 September 2016). "Let's Eat Grandma Take Their Bewitching Avant-Pop To America For The First Time". Stereogum. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  4. ^ Hawthorne, Katie (5 April 2018). "Let's Eat Grandma review – recorders and ponies collide in sinister disco". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  5. ^ Pollard, Alexandra. "Let's Eat Grandma on moving their music beyond the macabre". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  6. ^ Stuart Stubbs (April 2016). "Let's Eat Grandma's first interview – the story of two inseparable teenagers". Loud and Quiet. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  7. ^ Stuart Stubbs (April 2016). "Let's Eat Grandma's first interview – the story of two inseparable teenagers". Loud and Quiet. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  8. ^ Anna Gaca (10 June 2016). "Let's Eat Grandma: An Alchemic Pop Duo With an Unbreakable Bond". Spin. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  9. ^ Stuart Stubbs (April 2016). "Let's Eat Grandma's first interview – the story of two inseparable teenagers". Loud and Quiet. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  10. ^ Ben Homewood (16 June 2016). "Let's Eat Grandma - 'I, Gemini' Review". NME. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  11. ^ Gwilym Mumford (16 June 2016). "Let's Eat Grandma: I, Gemini review – creepily catchy outsider pop". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  12. ^ "Let's Eat Grandma: I, Gemini Album Review | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  13. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 25.06.2016 (wk25)". Official Charts Company. zobbel.de. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  14. ^ "Let's Eat Grandma | full Official Charts history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Hot Pinke - Single by Let's Eat Grandma on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  16. ^ Deville, Chris (21 March 2018). "Let's Eat Grandma – "Falling Into Me"". Stereogum. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  17. ^ "It's Not Just Me - Single by Let's Eat Grandma on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  18. ^ "Ava - Single by Let's Eat Grandma on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 6 July 2018.

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