Let’s Eat Grandma @ Liverpool Music Week, 30 Oct
Teenage Norwich duo Let's Eat Grandma show off an impressive array of influences and theatrical tendencies at the Arts Club Loft
Mary Miller kicks off the evening, and although it's a somewhat slow start, her combination of atmospheric beats and complimentary yet simple chord sequences are topped off with well thought-out, metaphorical lyrics, sang sweetly and carried over with ease. With the crowd duly warmed up, it's an impressively high standard for the following acts to match.
Next up is a welcome dose of soft keyboard melodies, electronic beats and soulful vocals, courtesy of male/female duo Luna. A slowed-down cover of TLC's Scrubs is mashed up with WESTRN’s In2, showing off the outfit’s R'n'B influences and going down an absolute treat.
Impressively, tonight marks only the first live show for upbeat synth pop band HAARM. It seems the band have already gathered quite a fanbase already – someone holds up homemade letters spelling the band’s name – and the standard of this debut performance makes it evident why, with male and female vocals simultaneously singing optimistic lyrics over a driving drumbeat.
Headlining duo Let's Eat Grandma grace the stage donning matching sequinned jackets, with their long wavy hair covering the theatrically melancholy expressions worn on their faces. After a perfectly synchronized pattycake introduction, the imaginative 17-year-olds delve into a haunting fusion of long organ notes and enchanting, overlapped vocal chants, before displaying their versatility by constantly switching from keys to drums, to electronic sounds and even a recorder.
There's also a constant to-and-froing from sweet, siren-esque vocals to heavier and deeper howls, keeping the audience on their toes – the eclectic range of genres covered within their modestly short set shows that Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth have an extensive knowledge of music between them. They're also unafraid to dip their toes into the pool of experimentation, and judging by the audience's reception, this definitely pays off.