Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth AKA: Let’s Eat Grandma have shared their new single “Ava”. The track is off their forthcoming release I’m All Ears, available on June 29th via Transgressive Records. “Ava” addresses matters of mental health, struggle, moments of clarity. “The realization as you get older that some things are more complicated, and from the outside looking at a person you can’t always see how difficult some problems are to solve”, Jenny says.
I’m All Ears is an even greater revelation than Walton and Hollingworth’s debut, I, Gemini. The second album from the British multi-instrumentalists and songwriters. The album contains intimate ballads; with loops, Logic, outrageous 80s drum solos, as well as production from David Wrench (The xx/Frank Ocean/Caribou), SOPHIE and Faris Badwan.
It is, the band say, a portrait of their lives over the past two years, as they have grown as musicians, but also as young women, finding their way through new territories, navigating friendships, romantic relationships, mental health, the ever-restless presence of technology. It draws on their love of PC Music, Frank Ocean, the record collections of their parents, ringtones, train journeys, vintage synths.
I’m All Ears’ diversity is in fact part of what makes it such a fascinating record. “We wanted to have the full range of everything we’re interested in, that represents who we are as people, and musically, on the record,” says Rosa. “And so, it feels like the record is quite broad, in both style and meaning of the tracks, because it’s supposed to represent the whole experience of what it’s like to be us over that period of time. I’m All Ears is not only the sound of a band diverging and finding their own identities, it is also the sound of two young musicians united afresh, bringing with them their individual loves, passions, experiences. It is a record, too, that is musically exceptional, lyrically remarkable, charged with wit and joy and tenderness. It is the kind of record after which everything changes.
Let’s Eat Grandma
I’m All Ears
2. Hot Pink
3. It’s Not Just Me
4. Falling Into Me
5. Snakes & Ladders
6. Missed Call (1)
7. I Will Be Waiting
8. The Cat’s Pyjamas
9. Cool & Collected
11. Donnie Darko
Let’s Eat Grandma Tour Dates:
Thu. Aug. 30- Vancouver, BC, Fortune Sound Club,
Fri. Aug. 31 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival
Sat. Sep. 1 – Portland, OR, Doug Fir
Mon. Sep. 3 – San Francisco, CA, Rickshaw Stop
Tue. Sep. 4 – Los Angeles, CA, Moroccan Lounge
Thu. Sep. 6 – Chicago, IL, Empty Bottle
Fri. Sep. 7 – Toronto, ON, Drake Hotel
Sat. Sep. 8 – Montreal, QC, Bar Le “Ritz” PDB
Mon. Sep. 10 – Boston, MA, Great Scott
Wed. Sep. 12 – New York, NY, Baby’s All Right
Thu. Sep. 13 – Washington, DC, U Street Music Hall