LETS EAT GRANDMA // STEREO CAFE BAR, GLASGOW

EXPERIMENTAL POP DUO LETS EAT GRANDMA KICK OFF UK HEADLINE TOUR IN GLASGOW

LETS EAT GRANDMA PERFORMING AT STEREO CAFE BAR, GLASGOW - 04.04.18 PICTURE: ALANNAH MCCLYMONT PHOTOGRAPHY

★★★☆☆

Electronic duo Let's Eat Grandma kicked off their UK tour with a date at Stereo Cafe Bar: a great place to start the tour! The band are playing this tour in support of their upcoming sophomore album I'm All Ears, due to be released on the 29th June via Transgressive Records.

The first band - Glaswegian locals Kelora - entered the stage wearing some very distinctive outfits: I later realised that the outfits were part of a costume relating to their newest single ‘GIRL’.  As they powered through their set I noticed that their music is sort of like the tense and dramatic music you hear in films when something scary is about to happen. Their vocals are flat toned and slow with loud instrumental sounds and booming rhythms throughout their songs.

By the third song in I must admit I was a little bored and not really enjoying their set. There was no interaction from them towards the crowd at all - not even to introduce who they were or what their songs were called - and there just wasn’t any movement from them, they just stood still throughout. Along came their fourth song though, which caught me by surprise a little as it was a bit lighter and more upbeat than their previous ones. Unfortunately I wasn’t a fan of this band, but the dark and dramatic aesthetic they presented was interesting to say the least.

Let’s Eat Grandma on the other hand was a totally different vibe. By now the venue has filled up more: everyone is very much enjoying the set as they cheer and clap after every song. Even though their songs aren’t too upbeat, it didn’t stop them having a bit of a dance and jump around the stage which made it a lot more fun to watch. For being young girls they definitely have a really good stage presence with such unique vocals to match their catchy tunes.

They powered through their set with literally no breaks between songs and no interaction with the crowd which caused the gig to go quite quick. After their final song, they thanked the crowd and left the stage leaving the crowd cheering and clapping for a solid few minutes.  On the production side of things, I felt the lighting was a little too harsh and was somewhat obtrusive to the performance.

The music might not have been my usual type I would normally listen to, but the gig as a whole was quite enjoyable. I really liked how chilled out the vibe in the crowd was and seeing everyone just stand and appreciate the music.

REVIEW AND PHOTOS BY: ALANNAH MCCLYMONT PHOTOGRAPHY

Peter Wisher