Let’s Eat Grandma @ Belgrave, 7/4/18

Let’s Eat Grandma are best friends Rosa Walton and Jennie Hollingworth, who first met in Reception class at school and have been making music since they were 13. Their close friendship is clear from the way that the two interact, moving together as if they are one person and seamlessly swapping roles throughout the set.

The disruptive pop from the uber-talented duo had a club-esque vibe adding new depth to their ‘goth-pop’ sound with the air of zero effs given.

The evening’s support act imi set the tone for the surreal night. Imi Holme’s haunting yet powerful vocals blended with the electronic beats and synths in a dreamlike state. However, a lack of interaction with the audience let her down.

imi

Let’s Eat Grandma took to the stage with ‘Hot Pink’, the first single off their forthcoming second album, to a rapt audience. Shout out to the lighting guys whose hot pink lights were perfectly placed.

The duo on keyboards introduced a variety of instruments into the set  including a guitar, recorder and even a saxophone; and you know that you’re in for a treat when there’s a saxophone. Whilst Walton and Hollingsworth were only joined on stage by their drummer, it felt as if there was a much larger band present.

By juxtaposing ballads with theatrically charged tracks such as ‘Deep Six Textbook’ and the unreleased single ‘Donnie Darko’ which closed the show, Let’s Eat Grandma delivered an all-encompassing set that verged on the paranormal.

The numerous clapping games, awkward dance moves and running free through the audience added a playful, girly feel. They even were lying down at one stage and sitting cross-legged staring out at the crowd.

The second album from Let’s Eat Grandma comes out on the 28th June.

Words and images by Danielle Hall

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