Taking their name from the popular Internet grammar meme, Let's Eat Grandma is the boundary breaking pop project of Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth. They began making music while in their teens, and their 2016 debut album I, Gemini felt equally inspired by chart-topping acts, Grimm's fairy tales and the likes of Björk and Kate Bush. Their later work was more sophisticated but no less exuberant, and found them collaborating with cutting-edge producers such as SOPHIE.
Growing up in Norwich, U.K., Hollingworth and Walton became best friends at age 4, when they bonded during a kindergarten art class. From there, they embarked on creative projects that ranged from building treehouses to making short films and, eventually, music. They made their first song at age 10, and by the time they were 13, they were writing in a rehearsal space in Walton's home. Let's Eat Grandma began recording songs for their album at the local music college when Hollingworth and Walton were 14 and began playing shows soon after. Around this time, they caught the attention of Manchester singer-songwriter Kiran Leonard, who saw their name on a poster for the 2014 Norwich Sound & Vision Festival. The duo soon shared management with Leonard and signed to Transgressive Records, who released a trio of singles, "Deep Six Textbook," "Eat Shiitake Mushrooms," and "Rapunzel," in early 2016. That June, Let's Eat Grandma's first full-length I, Gemini — which featured the duo on every instrument — appeared that June. After completing their studies at Access Norwich, a creative center specializing in music, Hollingworth and Walton returned in 2018 with their second album I'm All Ears, a vibrant mix of synth-pop and prog-rock that featured production by SOPHIE, the Horrors' Faris Badwan and David Wrench. ~ Heather Phares