Let’s Eat Grandma have released a new video for “Sax In The City”, from their debut full-length, I, Gemini. Described as a dystopian nightmare of people rendered robot slaves by smartphones and tablets, ‘Sax In The City’ is all the more striking for its jaunty lo-fi pop setting. The band make their North American debut later this month with two shows in New York and a date at Pop Montreal in Canada.
The director Ben Sommers, who also filmed the band’s recent ‘Eat Shiitake Mushrooms’ video, said the following:
“We intended to keep the video quite lighthearted 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.”
Rosa and Jenny 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.”
‘I, Gemini’, out now on Transgressive, was recorded in the former nuclear bunker turned analog paradise, Old School Studios in Norwich, under the watchful eye of Will Twynham (Hand Of Glory Records).
The name Let’s Eat Grandma was chosen in a rush the night before their first ever gig, from an old grammatical joke which highlights the usefulness of a well placed comma. The name is ideal for a band that can sound quite sweet and poppy on first listen but who also have deeper, darker undercurrents.
Sept 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
Sept 21 – Manhattan, NY – Berlin
Sep 23 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz (Pop Montreal)