IN PRAISE OF: Let’s Eat Grandma - I’m All Ears

03 Jul 2018

Let's Eat Grandma released their critically acclaimed record last week! 

Teenage duo Let's Eat Grandma will bring their critically adored new record to Heaven later this year. The album represents a massive step up for the duo following their wonderful debut back in 2016. Here's a very brief selection of some of the critical praise for the album which you can hear above:

They tackle romantic online relationships, gender, image and platonic friendships with freshness and reality. Instead of writing in tacky, faux-deep sloganeering that has often plagued people who attempted to write for a generation, they decide to write for themselves, and their clear voices create a gorgeous reflection of your own experiences. Loud and Quiet

Pitchfork gave the album a score of 8.6 and picking it as Best New Music said: 

“Shocking pink” was introduced to the fashion world in the 1930s as the signature color of surrealist designer Elsa Schiaparelli, who collaborated with Salvador Dalí and, as a child, buried flower seeds in her nose and ears in an attempt to grow a garden on her face. Her designs were as weird as they were womanly, and shocking pink was no exception: “Bright, impossible, impudent, becoming, life-giving,” she once lovingly described it. You could say the same thing of Let’s Eat Grandma, whose bold, tender music at once captures teenage girlhood and transcends it entirely. I can’t imagine what they’ll do next.

The Guardian's Laura Snapes gave the record a ful 5 stars: 

LEG’s lyrics, far from their debut’s fairytale nonsense, have become uncanny and piercing, which is enhanced by their muscular vocal melodrama. There’s a brilliant line on Snakes and Ladders that confronts gender’s power imbalance and the false salve of consumerism: “How do you feel so respected, majestic? ’Cause I’m objecting to things I go off and buy into, selecting the pails I’ll be pouring your tears into.” Cool and Collected perfectly distills the desperation of social awkwardness: “I still blur in the haze that you cut straight through.” While missed connections litter the album – missed calls, disembodied names on screens – I’m All Ears is about abandoning fear and leaping boldly towards desire. It is remarkable.

I'm All Ears is surely going to be riding high in our end of year lists. Make sure you don't miss the chance to see LEG this year.

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