Rave reviews for debut album of Norwich band Let’s Eat Grandma
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They are the Norwich teenagers who have taken the music world by storm.
Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth perform as Let's Eat Grandma, and their band name has been a familiar sight on posters around the Fine City's gig venues for well over a year.
Now the 17-year-olds have released their debut album I, Gemini to much critical acclaim in the national music press.
Variously described as experimental pop and freaky folk, their songs are rich in ideas and feature a wide range of instruments including recorder, glockenspiel, guitar, saxophone and synths.
They are signed to the label Transgressive Records, alongside well-established acts such as Foals and At The Drive-In.
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And their debut has received breathless reviews.
The Observer describes it as the 'most startling and enchanting debut album' in decades and the best since the likes of REM and John Lydon's Public Image Limited.
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Meanwhile the NME says the album's 'quirks are knitted together with extreme smoothness', and The Times notes it has a 'bizarre mix of subdued disco beats, cute yet creepy vocals and childlike lyrics that together form something unsettling, naive and occasionally quite beautiful'.
With track names such as Eat Shiitake Mushrooms, Chimpanzees In Canopies and Chocolate Sludge Cake the long-haired pair cannot be accused of being unoriginal.
They performed at Open in Norwich this month, and hosted a record signing at Soundclash in St Benedicts Street.
With such energy and creativity in their music, many will keenly be waiting to see which direction they take next.