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Let’s Eat Grandma win Q Magazine album of the year award

PUBLISHED: 07:27 18 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:56 18 October 2018

Jenny Hollingworth (right) and Rosa Walton of Let's Eat Grandma winners of the Q Best Album Award in the press room during the Q Awards 2018 in association with Absolute Radio at the Camden Roundhouse, London. Photo: PA Wire/PA Images

Jenny Hollingworth (right) and Rosa Walton of Let's Eat Grandma winners of the Q Best Album Award in the press room during the Q Awards 2018 in association with Absolute Radio at the Camden Roundhouse, London. Photo: PA Wire/PA Images

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They are still in their teens. But today Norwich band Let’s Eat Grandma are in the company of rock music royalty after winning a coveted award.

Norwich duo Let's Eat Grandma. Photo: Charlotte PatmoreNorwich duo Let's Eat Grandma. Photo: Charlotte Patmore

The duo - Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth, both 19 - won Q Magazine’s best album of the year award for their second album I’m All Ears at The Camden Roundhouse in London on Wednesday night.

Other award winners included Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher, who got “best solo artist” and “outstanding contribution to music”, and Paul Weller, “best act in the world today”.

Let’s Eat Grandma released the follow up to their debut 2016 album, I, Gemini, to critical acclaim in June of this year.

In a glowing five-star review of I’m All Ears, Q music magazine stated: “It’s one of those intoxicating occasions when an artist has taken a huge unexpected leap forward.”

Paul Weller with the Q Best Act in the World Today Award in the press room during the Q Awards 2018 in association with Absolute Radio at the Camden Roundhouse, London. Photo: PA Wire/PA ImagesPaul Weller with the Q Best Act in the World Today Award in the press room during the Q Awards 2018 in association with Absolute Radio at the Camden Roundhouse, London. Photo: PA Wire/PA Images

Reviewer Niall Doherty added: “They’ve revealed themselves as a rare brilliant talent. There is no hidden driving force. This is all them.”

Victoria Segal for Mojo magazine wrote: “If the circus field antics are superseded by darker, sleeker dancefloor shapes, it remains a volatile, persistently disconcerting record.”

The pair became friends in reception class at Recreation Road Infant School and have been inseparable ever since. They attended Norwich Access to Music and in 2014 were among the nascent acts given a slot on the Access To Music Stage at Latitude.

A few months later, they opened the Norwich Sound & Vision Festival and blew away many of those there. They subsequently signed to independent label Transgressive.

Noel Gallagher with the Q Best Solo Artist Award in the press room during the Q Awards 2018 in association with Absolute Radio at the Camden Roundhouse, London. Photo: PA Wire/PA ImagesNoel Gallagher with the Q Best Solo Artist Award in the press room during the Q Awards 2018 in association with Absolute Radio at the Camden Roundhouse, London. Photo: PA Wire/PA Images

Their music is described as a “unique cocktail of experimental sludge pop and bubblegum-psych rock”.

In an interview with Norwich’s Outline magazine earlier this year, the duo talked about working with producers SOPHIE and Faris Badwan on two of the tracks featured on the new album.

Jenny said: “We’ve never collaborated writing with anyone before and we didn’t for any of the other tracks on the album either. We learnt quite a lot from them - we learnt new ways to write and we all had different strengths in the studio. I think we managed to create something quite unique from that.”

Next year, the band will join Chvches on its ‘Love is Dead’ UK and Ireland tour.

Let's Eat Grandma members Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth backstage at the Billy Clayton Fundraiser at Epic Studios. PHOTO: Sophie SmithLet's Eat Grandma members Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth backstage at the Billy Clayton Fundraiser at Epic Studios. PHOTO: Sophie Smith

Let’s Eat Grandma last performed in Norwich in September when they headlined a fundraising concert in aid of local musician Billy Clayton who is battling bone cancer.

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