Let’s Eat Grandma – I’m All Ears

With All Ears, Let's Eat Grandma encapsulate the agony and ecstasy of youth – and even more besides – in constantly dynamic ways that demand your attention

Album Review by Eugenie Johnson | 25 Jun 2018
  • Let's Eat Grandma – I'm All Ears
Album title: I'm All Ears
Artist: Let's Eat Grandma
Label: Transgressive
Release date: 29 Jun

With its blaring bass and cosmic synths mixed with gothic strings, Whitewater, the dramatic overture to Let’s Eat Grandma’s new album makes a statement: Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth are back with an even bolder collection than before.

A couple of years on from their debut album, I’m All Ears emerges as the work of two young women supremely confident in their craft. With some added production from David Wrench, SOPHIE and The Horrors’ Faris Badwan, they’ve created a record that perfectly marries together strong pop sensibilities with avant-garde edges. Shiny synth-pop nestles up against chaotic clamour akin to PC Music, the grand and the intimate sitting alongside each other without ever feeling disjointed. In its sound and structure, it mirrors the lives of two women who have discovered more about their individual selves while still maintaining a deep personal bond.

I’m All Ears also further reveals Hollingworth and Walton’s deftness in creating deeply engaging atmospheres. Cool & Collected builds in intensity towards a truly bombastic, shattering drum solo, while closer Donnie Darko makes full use of its 11-minutes, vibrant electronic loops steadily soaring and underpinning their lyrics surrounding human suffering. Through it all, Let’s Eat Grandma encapsulate the agony and ecstasy of youth – and even more besides – in constantly dynamic ways that demand your attention. You’ll be all ears.

Listen to: Falling Into Me, Donnie Darko

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