Today’s NMOTD is the first piece of official music from an incredible new UK duo barely out of school.
Let’s Eat Grandma blew my mind when I saw their BBC Introducing performance of the track, ‘Deep Six Textbook’, last year. Witchy and playful, it was like Jackanory meets The Wicker Man meets those evil twins from The Simpsons (if brought up by Kate Bush). I’d never seen anything like it really, and still haven’t since.
The video of it has been taken down now, which is a shame because it was easily the best live session I saw in recent years. Powerful harmonies soared like early Arcade Fire, while musically it all seemed to fit neatly into the weird worlds inhabited by Destroyer and St Vincent in recent years. You get the impression they’d all be into what LEG are doing.
Today, the duo – Rosa (16) and Jenny (17), who both come from Norwich and “have been BFF’s since the age of 4” – release the recorded version of the track, which we’re premiering below.
Managed by the Hand Of Glory stable – the boutique collective who’ve put out records by Mary Epworth (Paul’s sister) and Kiran Leonard, don’t miss Let’s Eat Grandma when they play live at The Forge in Camden on March 21.
‘Deep Six Textbook’ is released on Transgressive on March 18. There’s an album to come in the summer.