2/23/2017

Let's Eat Grandma Announce Los Angeles & New York Dates Around SXSW Appearance

Let’s Eat Grandma Announce Los Angeles & New York Dates Around SXSW Appearance
I, Gemini LP Out Now Via Transgressive
Photo Credit: Francesca Allen 

US Tour Mar 14 -18  – Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Mar 23 – New York, NY – Rough Trade
Let’s Eat Grandma have announced their first ever Los Angeles show at The Echo, as well as a triumphant return to New York at Rough Trade. The dates follow their upcoming appearance at SXSW, with their showcases to be announced in the coming weeks. The British duo broke through last year with their debut album I, Gemini, out now on Transgressive. It was heralded by critics as one of the most wildly imaginative and original debut albums in years. 

As thick as thieves, as sharp as knives, as like-minded as twins, wildly imaginative multi-instrumentalists and talented putative pop stars Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth, met aged four in their local infant school in Norwich and have been inseparable ever since. Let’s Eat Grandma was formed in 2013 when Rosa was given a second hand acoustic guitar for her birthday and Jenny adopted a battered old ukulele. Influenced by playing jazz and classical music both in and out of school and their own desire to explode the pop formula, they started writing a series of uniquely structured compositions. On a month by month basis their repertoire of instruments expanded and expanded to include the saxophone, the piano, mandolin, drums, synthesizers, harmonica, recorders and whistles, even if their audience initially was only each other.

The name Let’s Eat Grandma was chosen in a rush the night before their first ever gig, from an old grammatical joke which highlights the usefulness of a well placed comma. The name is ideal for a band that can sound quite sweet and poppy on first listen but who also have deeper, darker undercurrents. 
Praise for Let’s Eat Grandma

Hollingworth and Walton, a duo from Norwich, U.K., have created a closed-off musical world with their songs. They craft duets with spooky, childlike timbres.” –The New Yorker

“There's a darkness in this music and the stories, but also a real humor embedded in what they do.” --NPR

“The teenaged duo Let’s Eat Grandma explore the nightmarish whimsy of nursery rhymes and folktales with a distinctively English flavor on their chilling and impressive debut” - Pitchfork

“With dark humor and boundless imagination, the young women of LEG return folktales to their original, oral habitats. Their first album and its accompanying visuals artfully balance innocence and know-how ― seriousness and make-believe ― slashing gendered preconceptions of fairy tales and their contemporary counterpoint: pop music.” –Huffington Post

“They craft subversive, unflinching experimental pop that includes nearly three-minute long instrumental intros and bouts of rap.” –Interview Magazine

“They make weird, enchanting pop music that cribs from fairy tales, hip-hop beats, and the classical music their parents played at home. They call it “psychedelic sludge-pop,” something that sounds as likely to come out of Willy Wonka’s factory as your headphones.” --SPIN

"It's wildly unpredictable: like the neon-streaked imagination of a child paired with the expertise of someone much older.” --FADER

Listen to I, Gemini on Spotify
Buy I, Gemini on iTunes

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