Words by Holly Warren. @hollylikesmusic
Little sister to Bestival, Camp Bestival, took place in Dorset last week and we made an excitingly eccentric new music discovery; best-friend duo, Let's Eat Grandma. At first appearing haphazard, the 15-year-old girls from Norfolk are an experimental cross between MGMT and Haim. It was deliberately DIY, the musical equivalent of a Jackson Pollock, and entirely captivating. They played recorders, a piccolo and a kazoo, throwing the audience unnerving screams, in a song about eating cake. And that was just the start of it, Rosa and Jenny played a treasure trove of instruments in just one song, swapping mid-melody. One jumped up from the drum set to join the other on the keyboards, who picked up a guitar for 10 seconds before abandoning it again. Their music teetered beautifully on the brink, it was a clumsy art, like watching ballet dancers on a potholed dancefloor. The girls describe themselves as “a quirky, experimental young duo consisting of two mad music enthusiasts who met aged four while crayoning abstract pictures in a reception classroom" They bought a welcome uncontrived originality to the festival and it was only a shame more people hadn't caught their magical set.