Let’s Eat Grandma: Snippets of NOS Primavera Sound
I’m sorry to tell you, I don’t do indie rock. I’m not a guitar guy (not since Sublime shifted me from rock to reggae). But I find people fascinating, and I like to think I can recognise creative and musical talent when I see it. So, I was delighted to have the opportunity to not only see live, but also to interview, the wittily-named Let’s Eat Grandma.
There will be more about them in the podcast we are making about our little excursion to NOS Primavera Sound in Porto, Portugal. This is only a snippet.
In the snippet, I want to say that a) these are two intelligent, creative & amusing artists, just at the beginning of their professional journey who, all being well, I think will continue to impress us in diverse ways and,
b) it’s welcome to see their virtuosity on diverse instruments and across a range of musical styles. My festival buddy and I had just been debating ‘novelty, variety and originality’ in musical genres, somewhat to the detriment of artists who shall remain nameless. He was pushing the line of ‘we are old men, who don’t understand the hip new thing…jazz artists were panned for being messy, ill-disciplined & discordant, rock and roll was panned for being messy, ill-disciplined & discordant, punk was panned for being…etc., etc…’
And then we walked over to Grandma, each of whose subsequent songs truly sounded different from each other. They weren’t genre-hopping. I couldn’t label it as one thing or another. The sentiments varied, the instruments varied, their roles in performing varied, their on-stage antics varied, the rhythms & tone varied. And this old man thought it was good. You youngsters will probably get even more excited!Let’s Eat Grandma – Falling Into Me
Let’s Eat Grandma – Eat Shiitake Mushrooms