Posts Tagged ‘Let’s Eat Grandma’

April 19, 2018

My heart skipped a beat this morning when I came across news of British duo Let’s Eat Grandma’s North American tour this fall. The duo has been one of our favorite rising experimental/electro pop projects for the past couple of years, and the buzz surrounding their music has grown manifold with each new release they’ve put forth. Plus, as we’ve mentioned many a time before, we’re always tickled by their quirky name, too. The tour will bring them to Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco on September 3rd. I already have a dedicated browser tab open and ready for me to grab hold of my ticket when the tour goes on sale this Friday. On top of this exciting news comes even more joy as Let’s Eat Grandma teams up with SOPHIE and The Horrors’ Faris Badwan on their latest song and the third single from their sophomore album I’m All Ears, arriving this June. It’s Not Just Me is a crisp crackling, synth wavy charmer that weds Grimes’ perky whimsicality with the sweet tartness of Kero Kero Bonito. It pulses and prances both lightly and nimbly, all the while inundating us with ambrosial nostalgia. It’s Not Just Me arrives with a music video directed by Balan Evans. Pre-order new album I’m All Ears, here. Learn more about Let’s Eat Grandma’s forthcoming tour on their website, here.

March 23, 2018
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We gladly “fall” back under the spell of British duo Let’s Eat Grandma as the fast rising young talents unveil a fresh new tune and announce their sophmore album I’m All Ears. Falling Into Me is a sonic rich experimental electropop foray into relationships and communication that crescendos towards a lavish saxophone imbued apex bursting with cosmic exhilaration. Let’s Eat Grandma’s dynamic pop is never predictable and always a scintillating ride. You could say we’re all ears for the pair’s forthcoming album, I’m All Ears, arriving June 29th via Transgressive. You can already pre-order the album, here.

January 31, 2018

I can’t help it, Let’s Eat Grandma’s band name still tickles me every time. I love how twisted it is, and I can’t help but wonder what the band members’ grandmas feel about their chosen musical moniker. All name dalliances aside, the British duo have partnered up with groundbreaking artist and producer SOPHIE on their new single, Hot Pink, and it’s a spectacular amalgamation of the two project’s sounds. Let’s Eat Grandma’s raspy vocals, edgy electropop, and inky atmosphere pair perfectly with SOPHIE’s sharp jouncing, beat prickling production skills. The band says of the single: “’Hot Pink’” is about the misconceptions of femininity and masculinity and the power of embracing both of them. It’s about self-expression and appreciation for an underrated colour.” I’ve always loved hot pink, and I’m glad we’re all championing the bold popping “color”, a front in this case for pertinent gender politics and much relevant topic to dissect. Accompanying the single comes news of a new headline date for Let’s Eat Grandma at Lightbox in Vauxhall, London on March 8th, where the pair will be debuting their new live show. Hopefully the date’s proximity to SXSW doesn’t mean they won’t be heading over to SXSW afterwards. 

February 24, 2016
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Let’s Eat Grandma, aside from possibly being crowned for having the best band name I’ve encountered in quite some time, is also a favorite new discovery of the day. I was nearly bouncing in my office chair with glee this morning when I first stumbled upon the young English duo. The moment I dove into their song Sink, the macabre b-side to their debut single Deep Six Textbook, I was lost. Sink is a darkly haunting electronic pop song, its raspy vocals, inky atmosphere, muffled beats, and ghostly production much like a blend of CocoRosie, Purity Ring, and Lorde.  I find it utterly chilling and bewitching. Download Sink from various outlets, here. Watch the video for Let’s Eat Grandma’s gossamer debut single, Deep Six Textbook, below.