Earlier this year, teenage art pop duo Let’s Eat Grandma released their debut album I, Gemini, via Transgressive. Influenced by jazz, pop and classical music, the album is filled with uniquely structured songs that adopt a multitude of instruments. On the aptly titled ‘Sax in the City,’ it’s the saxophone that takes centre-stage alongside the pair’s childlike but haunting visions of people being rendered slaves to their phones and tablets.
Ben Sommers has directed the track’s new video, who also filmed the pair’s clip for ‘Eat Shiitake Mushrooms.’ He said of the work: “We intended to keep the video quite light-hearted and playful, with Jenny and Rosa as babies crawling through the busy city landscape – we also wanted to make a subtle comment on social and political issues – the outcome a slight nod to Orwell’s 1984 and how true his novel is seemingly becoming. The baby aspect adds something quite bizarre to the video, I think it echoes the eclectic and psychedelic nature of Let’s Eat Grandma’s sound – but also gestures something worryingly poignant in respect to the world that future generations are growing up in.”
The duo also added: “‘Just us at our favourite place, wearing our favourite colour, doing what we do best – this is the most real video of Let’s Eat Grandma yet. PS Look out for the rat.” Watch below.
The pair are also heading out on an extensive UK tour in October and early November. Details below.
22nd October – Now Wave All Dayer, The White Hotel, Manchester
23rd October – Swn Festival, Cardiff
24th October – The Old Bookshop, Bristol
26th October – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
27th October – Think Tank, Newcastle
28th October – Broadcast, Glasgow
31st October – Bodega, Nottingham
2nd November – Illuminations at Oval Space, UK
The duo will also be supporting Anna Meredith at the Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds on 1st November.