VISIONS SPOTLIGHT #7: Let’s Eat Grandma
03 Aug 2016
With Visions festival fast approaching, we turn the spotlight on some of the acts gracing its stages
There's only three days to go until Visions Festival 2016 takes a hold of Hackney and fills it to the brim with a gloriously diverse platter of live music for your delectation.
To get you in the mood, we're turning the spotlight on one artist a day until we open up the gates - and don't forget to get your advance tickets from visionsfestival.com. See you on Saturday August 6th!
WHO: Let's Eat Grandma - near-identical teenage bezzies and creators of some of the most bewitching new tunes in a good long while.
WHERE: St. John at Hackney, 4.45pm
CREDENTIALS: It's been barely six months since Norwich's Let's Eat Grandma emerged from their bunker, but the duo have already earned praise from Wild Beasts, Wolf Alice, Kiran Leonard and many more. Labelled a "beguiling brew" by the Guardian and compared by pitchfork to Kate Bush and St. Vincent, debut LP 'I, Gemini' has also stood out as one of the year's finest.
WHAT THEY SAY: "Even when we’ve had other friends, we’ve always been separate from everyone else. Just the two of us, wandering around in our own world, playing games with stones and planning our escape from the playground. I think the whole creation of our own world, which we use in our music, started from that young age.” (Loud and Quiet, 2016)
WHY PICK THEM? It's no superlative to state that Let's Eat Grandma are one of the most original bands to come from our fair isle in a long time. Concocting twisted fairytales and that mesmerise and menace in equal measure, their music is the product of fantastical ideas and a glorious disregard for the modern musical world. Live, meanwhile, they flit from synth, to drums to recorders to playing pat-a-cake as percussion.
FOR FANS OF: Cocorosie, Kate Bush
TRY THIS: Recent single 'Eat Shiitake Mushrooms' gives a good introduction to the breadth of LEG's output.